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DC Statehood
Jun 29, 2020 at 04:08 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • In a historic 232-180 vote on Friday, the House passed DC Statehood in hyper-partisan fashion with all Republicans voting against the bill.
  • The vote is largely symbolic, since Senate Leader McConnell and President Trump already expressed their disapproval of the measure.
  • DC Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted, "I was born without representation, but I swear - I will not die without representation."
  • In an interview with the New York Post, President Trump said, "You mean District of Columbia, a state? Why? So we can have two more Democratic — Democrat senators and five more congressmen? No thank you. That’ll never happen.”

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Should DC become the 51st State?

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The New York Times

Washington, D.C., Deserves Statehood

Susan E. Rice
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The Washington Post

The quest for D.C. statehood can’t end after Friday’s vote

Colbert I. King
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National Review

D.C. Statehood: What Would Frederick Douglass Do?

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Tom Cotton Campaign

Cotton Speaks Against D.C. Statehood

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