Congress Preps Measure To Overturn D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

Congress Preps Measure To Overturn D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

The resolution, submitted last month, was proposed by Ohio Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup, Tennessee Republican Rep. Phil Roe, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus, and Missouri Republican Rep. Ann Wagner. It is expected to be presented in a House Oversight Committee markup meeting Monday night.

“Whatever its intentions, D.C.’s new law puts patients at risk and could limit their access to high-quality health care. It prioritizes cost over compassion. Since the Constitution charges Congress with legislative jurisdiction over D.C., Congress has a duty to carefully scrutinize this bill, its impact on medical patients, and its effects on our health-care system. We have weighed the legislation and found it wanting. D.C. residents deserve better,” Wenstrup and Roe, both doctors, wrote in a National Review op-ed.

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