Senator Carper Statement on the D.C. Disapproval Resolution

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), a senior member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), today issued the following statement after a vote on the Senate Floor on a resolution disapproving the District of Columbia’s Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022.

“Congress shouldn’t be meddling in the local affairs of the District of Columbia. Instead of voting on this resolution in an attempt to score political points, we should be voting on my legislation to grant Washington, D.C. statehood. Right now, we have a record number of Senate cosponsors for this legislation to make D.C. the 51st state, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to make D.C. Statehood a reality.”