DC Statehood Bill Gains Traction

DC Statehood Bill Gains Traction

A bill to grant statehood to Washington, D.C., reached a supermajority co-sponsorship by Democrats in the House of Representatives on Thursday with the signatures of four new representatives, meaning that over 75 percent, or 146 members, of the House Democratic Caucus supports the bill.

KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA A long history of attempts to achieve statehood or voting congressional representation for D.C. precedes this bill.

However, a Republican-controlled Congress poses a threat to the bill’s passage. Republican leaders in Congress have made it clear that they oppose giving more autonomy to D.C. In recent weeks, congressional leaders …

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