- The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to block a new D.C. criminal code that reduces mandatory minimum sentences for some violent offenses.
- The 81-to-14 vote cleared the Republican-written measure to undo the District’s law, sending it to President Biden.
- Republicans forced the showdown in an effort to paint Democrats as weak on law enforcement.
- 31 Democrats and two independents joined Republicans in supporting a resolution of disapproval.
- The House is set on Friday to approve the reversal of a Biden administration regulation on water policy.
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Senate Clears Bill to Block D.C. Crime Law, Sending It to Biden After Reversal
Senate votes to block D.C. criminal code reducing mandatory minimum sentences for some violent offenses. Republicans accused Democrats of being weak on law enforcement. 31 Democrats and two independents joined Republicans in supporting resolution of disapproval.