The Perfect Enemy | Post Politics Now: Senate poised to pass GOP measure blocking updated D.C. criminal code - The Washington Post
April 15, 2024

Post Politics Now: Senate poised to pass GOP measure blocking updated D.C. criminal code – The Washington Post

Post Politics Now: Senate poised to pass GOP measure blocking updated D.C. criminal code  The Washington PostView Full Coverage on Google News

Today, the Democratic-led Senate is poised to pass a Republican resolution to overturn the D.C. government’s overhaul of its century-old criminal code, underscoring how potent an issue crime has become ahead of the 2024 elections. Highlighting weakened penalties for some offenses, President Biden has blessed the resolution, which has already cleared the House, angering advocates of D.C. statehood.

The action will come during a busy day on Capitol Hill. A Senate panel passed a measure to rescind the congressional authorization that approved the Iraq War. Separate House committees scrutinized the Biden’s administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and the origins of the coronavirus. And Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell testified in a second hearing in as many days.