H.R.8861: District of Columbia Home Rule Expansion Act of 2022

About This Bill

  • Introduced Sept. 15, 2022
  • Latest Major Action Sept. 20, 2022

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Bill Summary

District of Columbia Home Rule Expansion Act of 2022 This bill provides the District of Columbia (DC) with exclusive authority to prosecute, and grant clemency for, violations of its criminal laws. (Currently, the authority to prosecute crimes is shared between DC and the federal government, while the authority to grant clemency is held by the President.) Additionally, the bill eliminates the congressional review period that applies to...

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There is one statement associated with H.R.8861.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 20, 2022
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 19.
Sept. 20, 2022
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 15, 2022
Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Sept. 15, 2022

Introduced in the House by Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)

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