Norton, Carper Break Another Record With 22 Senate Cosponsors For D.C. Statehood


Norton, Carper Break Another Record with 22 Senate Cosponsors for D.C. Statehood

Feb 28, 2018

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today reported that, with the addition of two Senate cosponsors, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), the Senate companion (S. 1278) to her bill (H.R.1291) to make the District of Columbia the 51st state has set a new record for total Senate cosponsors (22) in a Congress.  Norton thanked Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), the Senate sponsor, for working with her to garner historic support in the Senate for D.C. statehood.  Norton’s bill has a record number of House cosponsors (146), a supermajority of House Democrats.
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