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Biden could face issuing his first veto of presidency as Democrats weigh whether to rescind DC crime law

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2023
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Multiple Democrats are undecided about how they will vote on a measure that would overturn a rewriting of Washington, DC’s criminal code, which critics have argued is soft on violent criminals.

The measure is expected to come up for a vote by next week and only needs a simple majority to pass. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, has said he will vote with Republicans on it.

Congress, under DC’s Home Rule charter, is able to veto every law approved by either DC voters or government. If the repeal passes,it...

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