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house Bill H. Joint Res. 27

Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Death with Dignity Act of 2016.

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Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Death with Dignity Act of 2016.

Summary

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.

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      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJanuary 12th, 2017
    I am in opposition to H.J. Res 27, legislation that would overturn Washington, D.C.'s medical aid-in-dying law.D.C. residents have spoken — they want the right to make their own end-of-life choices in accordance with their own values. They have made it clear they want the option of a peaceful death, and their elected officials heard them: The bill passed the D.C. Council in an 11-2 vote."
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