Biden signs measure to block D.C. criminal reforms

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2023
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On Monday, President Joe Biden signed into law a congressional override of changes to the Washington, D.C., criminal code that would have relaxed penalties for violent crimes. The Senate voted 81-14 in favor of the plan earlier this month after Biden indicated he would not veto any congressional override. The GOP-led House in February passed the block by a 250-173 margin. Perceived by many as soft-on-crime, the D.C. City Council plan would have cut maximum sentences for criminal offenses and eliminated most mandatory sentences altogether. D.C. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser...

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