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Press Release Published: Feb 9, 2023

Comer Applauds Passage of Resolutions Preventing Radical D.C. Council Laws from Going Into Effect

House Resolutions stop D.C. Council’s soft-on-crime agenda and law authorizing non-citizens, including illegal immigrants, to vote

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today applauded bipartisan House passage of two joint resolutions of disapproval: Disapproving the District of Columbia Council’s Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022 (H. J. Res. 26) and Disapproving the Action of the District of Columbia Council in Enacting the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022 (H. J. Res. 24).

“Today the House took the first step to prevent two of the D.C. Council’s irresponsible and dangerous laws from going into effect. These misguided efforts would allow crime to run rampant and disenfranchise American citizens in our nation’s capital.

“Our nation’s capital city is in crisis, but the D.C. Council has prioritized radical bills that would embolden criminals to remain on the streets and allow non-citizens, including illegal immigrants, to vote in local elections. We must ensure that these terrible laws do not take effect. The Senate must take the next step so that we can protect the American people from the D.C. Council’s path of destruction,” said Chairman Comer.

Chairman Comer’s floor remarks can be viewed here.