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US House votes to make Washington, DC, the 51st state

24 days ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Bill to grant DC statehood passes in party line vote, but faces tough opposition from Republicans in the US Senate.
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House Passes Bill to Make DC the 51st State

House Passes Bill to Make DC the 51st State

24 days ago   |   By Newser

51 states? The idea became a smidge closer to reality on Thursday when the House passed a measure to bestow statehood on the District of Columbia, reports the Hill. Now, however, comes the hard part. Coverage: The bill passed the House 216-208, but it faces monumental odds in the Senate,...
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House passes bill giving Washington, DC statehood

House passes bill giving Washington, DC statehood

24 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The House of Representatives passed a bill along party lines on Thursday that would make Washington, DC the nation's 51st state.
The legislation, known as the Washington, DC Admissions Act or HR 51, would make the District a state known as the Douglass Commonwealth , named for the revered Black abolitionist Fredrick Douglass.
While a constitutional amendment passed in 1964 gave DC three Electoral College votes, the city's approximately 700,000 residents do not have any voting representation in Congress. HR 51 would give DC two senators, one congressperson, and a...
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