Lawmakers Push Back on Biden Admin Support for Controversial Bill

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Two Republican senators have criticized the Biden administration for supporting the Council bill from Washington, D.C. which would allow non-citizens and illegal immigrant residents in the city to vote in local races. They added that Chinese Communist Party members might even be residing within the city and with this bill, they would have the freedom to vote in local elections.

Senators Tom Cotton and Katie Britt are pushing the Senate to approve a resolution that would completely block the bill from taking effect, according to a report from Fox News. On Friday, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan resolution of disapproval of the new Council bill.

The Biden administration, before the passing of the bipartisan resolution H.J. 24 from the House, had issued a memo in which they supported the Council’s bill. They noted that the resolution was denying D.C. “true self-governance,” and it provided further evidence that D.C. “deserves statehood.”

Britt during an interview with Fox News Digital said that the Biden admin should be “ashamed” and that their support of the bill showed that the President could not “uphold his oath of office” which would have him defending the United States Constitution. She added that voting is “sacred” and should be “limited to American citizens.”

The House passed H.J. 24 in a 260-162 vote, with some Democrats supporting the resolution despite calls from the party leadership to oppose it.

Britt accused D.C. and other municipalities with similar bills of “diluting the value of American citizenship.”

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