House Votes To Repeal D.C.’s Death With Dignity Law; Senate Has Yet To Act
House votes to repeal D.C.’s Death With Dignity law; Senate has yet to act
The U.S. House on Thursday passed a spending bill that would block five laws affecting the District of Columbia, including the city’s new assisted-suicide law.The bill would also block the District from spending money to subsidize abortion for low-income residents; regulate the sale of marijuana; or carry out a law that says employers cannot discriminate against workers based on their reproductive decisions, such as whether to take birth control or seek an abortion.
Another measure would prevent the city from spending money without federal permission, what city advocates call budget autonomy.
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and …