House Democrats Pass Bill To Grant Statehood To Washington DC Without A Single Republican Vote

The founders of America didn’t want Washington, DC to be a state. It’s even in the United States Constitution.

But that didn’t stop House Democrats from voting for a bill to do it anyway.

They passed a DC statehood bill this week without a single Republican vote.

CBS News reports:

House approves bill that would admit Washington, D.C., as 51st state

The House voted Thursday on a bill that would admit Washington, D.C., as the 51st state, although the measure is likely to fail in the evenly divided Senate. The legislation passed along party lines with a vote of 216 to 208, with no Republicans voting in favor.

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For the bill’s advocates, D.C. statehood is a civil rights issue. The district has a population of more than 700,000 people, larger than the population of Wyoming or Vermont. But while those two states each have two senators and a representative in the House, D.C. has no voting representation in Congress. Eleanor Holmes Norton represents D.C. in Congress as a non-voting delegate…

The House approved a D.C. statehood measure by a vote of 232 to 180 last year, but it did not get a vote in the Senate, which was then controlled by Republicans. Although Democrats now hold a 50-seat majority, most legislation requires 60 votes to advance, and this bill is unlikely to garner support from 10 Republicans.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has committed to bringing the measure to the floor for a vote, but a motion to move forward with the legislation would almost certainly fail.

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This is just another Democrat power play. They want the two extra senators they would undoubtedly get as a result.

This is likely to die in the Senate, and for the sake of the country it better.


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