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Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Death with Dignity Act of 2016.
This joint resolution nullifies the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Death with Dignity Act of 2016, signed by the Mayor of the District on December 19, 2016, and transmitted on January 6, 2017, to Congress pursuant to the District of Columbia Home Rule Act. The D.C. Act authorizes terminally ill patients to request and to be prescribed medication to end their lives.
joint resolution Progress
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Committee on Oversight and ReformIntroducedJanuary 12th, 2017
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