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Nullification of District of Columbia assisted suicide law
Bill # S.J.RES.4

Original Sponsor:
James Lankford (R-OK)

Cosponsor Total: 2
(last sponsor added 01/12/2017)
  2 Republicans
About This Legislation:
Under the U.S. Constitution, the Congress has exclusive legislative authority over the District of Columbia.  In late 2016, the District of Columbia Council (city council) passed the "Death With Dignity Act," which legalizes assisted suicide in the federal district.  On January 12, 2017, Senator James Lankford (R-Ok.) introduced S. J. Res. 4, a resolution that if approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the President within 30 days, will prevent the assisted suicide law from taking effect.   National Right to Life supports this resolution.  A companion resolution has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-Oh.) (H.J. Res. 27).
Detailed, up-to-date bill status information on S.J.RES.4.
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