WASHINGTON DC A STATE? VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN

WASHINGTON DC A STATE?

FROM WIKIPEDIA:

On November 8, 2016, the voters of the District of Columbia voted overwhelmingly in favor of statehood, with 86% of voters voting to advise approving the proposal.[26]

Although the proposed state name on the ballot sent to voters appeared as “State of New Columbia”, the resolution passed by the D.C. District Council passed in October 2016,

Weeks before the election, changed the name to “State of Washington, D.C.”, in which “D.C.” stands for “Douglass Commonwealth”, a reference to African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who lived in Washington, D.C. from 1877 to 1895.[27]

WASHINGTON DC A STATE?

FROM THE HILL:

The House will vote on a measure to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state before the summer recess, the first time a statehood bill for the nation’s capital has been voted on since 1993.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told WUSA-9 in an interview following President Trump’s State of the Union address Monday that he plans to bring HR-51 to a vote on the House floor before the chamber breaks for the summer.

“We’re the only capital in the free world that doesn’t allow its citizens to have a voting member in the parliament, or in this case the congress,” Hoyer said.

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) announced last week a committee markup and vote will be held for the bill next Tuesday. It’s expected to be voted through committee and make it onto the House floor.

Norton introduced the statehood bill last year in January, and it has received record support from co-sponsors, including support from……

DAWG SAYS: I MUST ADMIT I AM NOT REAL FAMILIAR WITH THE ISSUES ON THIS ONE.

ANYONE WANT TO GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT?

IT IS INTERESTING THAT THE VOTERS APPROVED THE MOVE IN 2016 BUT IT STILL HAS NOT HAPPENED.


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2 Comments

  1. The liberals will benefit with the added left leaning populace and X Congresspeople. The big question is Do they get two senators as well. Can you imagine having representatives the likes of D.C., Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Chicago, Philly, et al.

  2. No insight available from this quarter.

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