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House votes to make DC a state, Republicans call bill a Democrat ‘power grab'

26 days ago   |   By RT

Backed by President Biden, the House has passed a bill that would make Washington, DC, a state, and with it lock down the Democratic Party's control of Congress. However, the bill faces an uphill battle in the Senate.
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted on Thursday to pass HR. 51, a bill that would see the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, become the 51st US State and the newest state admitted to the union since Hawaii in 1959. The bill passed on a party-lines vote of 216-208.
Some activists in the District of Columbia have pushed for statehood for a long time...
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DC statehood approved by House in party line vote; faces long odds in Senate

DC statehood approved by House in party line vote; faces long odds in Senate

26 days ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly voted to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, sending it to the Senate where it faces Republican opposition.
By a vote of 216-208, the Democratic-controlled House approved the initiative along party lines with no Republican support. The proposal faces a far tougher fight in the Senate, where simple Democratic control of the chamber won't be enough.
The legislation proposes creating a 51st state with one representative and two senators, while a tiny sliver of land including the White House, the U.S. Capitol and the...
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House approves making Washington, DC a state

House approves making Washington, DC a state

26 days ago   |   By New York Post

The House on Thursday voted to make Washington, DC, the nation's 51st state - a move that if approved by the Senate would hand Democrats two new senators. The 216-208 vote along party lines would make DC a state while preserving the land around the White House, US Capitol and National mall as a federal district...
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