Political and Legislative

White House Confirms That Biden Would Veto Effort to Block DC Policing Bill

President Biden will veto a GOP-led effort to block a local police accountability law in Washington, D.C., if it reaches his desk, the White House confirmed Thursday.

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that Biden plans to block the measure, known as a resolution of disapproval, if it passes Congress. The measure targets the Comprehensive Justice and Policing Reform Act, which is set to go into effect in May.

“The president believes that building community trust is integral to fighting crime. That’s something that you’ve heard him say,” Jean-Pierre said. “The president believes we should fund the police and give law enforcement the resources they need for effective, accountable, community policing, and at the same time should not weaken penalties for gun crimes.”

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