AG Schwalb Urges Senate to Respect DC's Democratically Enacted Laws

Letter to Majority Leader Schumer Advocates for District Autonomy and Asks the Senate to Stand Up for Democratic Values

WASHINGTON, DC – Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) imploring the Senate to respect the District’s right to self-governance and oppose attempts to further disenfranchise the nearly 700,000 residents living in our nation’s capital.

A full copy of the letter is available here.

Earlier this month, AG Schwalb wrote to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) outlining why Congress should stay out of DC’s local affairs, talked with Reverend Al Sharpton about why DC Statehood is a fundamental matter of democracy, and penned an Op-Ed in the Washington Post urging the Senate to stand up for democratic values.