33 Senate Democrats join Republicans to block DC crime bill

Posted on AllSides March 8th, 2023
From The Center
Greg Nash

Senators on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to block the District of Columbia’s updated criminal code from becoming law, marking the first time in more than three decades that a D.C.-passed bill has been nixed by Congress and the White House. 

The Senate advanced the resolution, 81-14, with 33 Democrats voting alongside every Republican. 

Senate Democrats of all stripes joined with the GOP, including some of the party’s leadership. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) both backed the resolution.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Democrat...

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