Washington D.C. city leaders recently passed a controversial law called "the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022" that would permit illegal immigrants to vote in local elections.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Rep. James Comer (R-Kentucky) are leading an effort to block the law from taking effect.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is among a group of US senators who have signed onto the Senate resolution.
Nothing should be more offensive to the American people than allowing illegal immigrants to participate in our elections. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it always does. I completely support Senator Cotton’s efforts to stop the D.C. Council from allowing illegal immigrants and other foreign nationals to vote.Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
If the resolution passes the House and Senate, and is signed by President Biden, it would stop the DC law.
However, since the Senate is led by Democrats and Biden is a Democrat, and they may approve of the DC law, stopping it could be a long shot.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
Mr. COTTON (for himself, Mr. MCCONNELL, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mr. BRAUN, Mr. CORNYN, Mr. CRAMER, Mr. CRAPO, Mr. DAINES, Mrs. FISCHER, Mr. GRASSLEY, Mr. HAGERTY, Mr. HOEVEN, Mr. MARSHALL, Mr. RISCH, Mr. SCOTT of Florida, Mr. SULLIVAN, Mr. THUNE, Mr. TILLIS, Mr. VANCE, and Mr. YOUNG) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on __
Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Local Resident Voting Rights Amend- ment Act of 2022.
- 1 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives
- 2 of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
- 3 That the Congress disapproves of the action of the District
- 4 of Columbia Council described as follows: The Local Resi-
- 5 dent Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022 (D.C. Act
- 6 24–640), enacted by the Council of the District of Colum-
- 7 bia on November 21, 2022, and transmitted to Congress
118TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION
1 pursuant to section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia
2 Home Rule Act on January 10, 2023.