Barrasso Votes to Block D.C.’s Dangerous, Soft-on-Crime Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today delivered remarks on the U.S. Senate floor ahead of a Republican-led vote to block a dangerous, soft-on-crime law in Washington, D.C.

“Senate Republicans are going to vote to stop Washington, D.C.’s, radical new legislation. This legislation that lets criminals get out of jail free. Senate Republicans are going to vote to make our nation’s capital a safer place to visit, a safer place to live, and a safer place to work.

“Wyoming families ask me all the time if it’s safe for them to visit Washington, D.C., or if it’s safe for their kids to come to Washington, D.C., for something like History Day – an opportunity to see the nation’s capital. Imagine that. Many American families actually afraid to visit or have their children visit our nation’s capital […] These criminals and the liberal D.C. City councilmembers are driving away tourists from my home state of Wyoming who want to see their nation’s capital […]

“But Washington, D.C., is just one city. It shouldn’t stop here. Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies remain in effect in liberal-led cities all across America […] It’s time to stop the crime. Time to stop the chaos – chaos that we’re seeing in cities all across our country. Republicans are united by solutions – solutions to make American communities safer. That is what this body is going to vote on today: to improve the security and the safety of those in our nation’s capital.”


CLICK HERE to watch Senator Barrasso’s full speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate.