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U.S. House passes D.C. statehood bill, but votes still lacking in Senate

BY: - April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — For the second time, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, sending the historic bill to the Senate on a party-line vote. “We look forward to a swift vote in the Senate on this essential legislation,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.), said ahead […]

U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Quest for D.C. statehood finds new friends and foes: Other states

BY: - April 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congress had yet to schedule a hearing on a measure granting statehood to the District of Columbia when a panel of state lawmakers in Arizona voted in February to take a stand against D.C’s plea to become the 51st state. From their committee room some 2,300 miles from the nation’s capital, members of […]