House Approves Statehood For DC In 232-180 Vote

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The House on Friday approved landmark legislation granting statehood to Washington, D.C., in a 232-180 vote.

The vote was historic, marking the first time either chamber has passed legislation to elevate the District to the 51st state — and empower its residents with long-sought voting representation within the halls of Congress.

The issue is highly partisan, and Friday’s outcome reflected it. Every Democrat except one, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), voted in favor of the proposal, which was sponsored by D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), while every Republican opposed it.

Read more at The Hill.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. 2 more DevilRat senators and a Representative.
    You got maybe 4 years if Trump is reelected. 6 months if he loses.
    Can’t you read the tea leaves ? This country is doomed and going to pots.
    Get out of here while you can.
    What are you waiting for ?

    • mom in NY, i don’t get it. Why is your first reaction outrage? The people of DC have no representation in Congress. Why shouldn’t they have a state? Their population is larger than Wyoming and Vermont and about the same as Alaska and N. Dakota.

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