D.C. assisted suicide law could be blocked under Trump’s budget

The District would be barred from spending its own tax dollars to implement its new assisted suicide law under President Trump’s proposed budget, but a spokesman for the mayor says she is determined to implement the law anyway.

In December, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) signed legislation to make the nation’s capital the seventh jurisdiction to make it legal for doctors to prescribe fatal medication to terminally ill residents.

Language in the president’s proposed 2018 federal budget, released on Tuesday, would bar the city from using any funding — local or federal — to carry out the law or implement rules and regulations. The budget requires the approval of the House and Senate.

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