House Democrats are poised to approve a bill to admit Washington, DC, as a state on Friday, which will mark the first time either chamber of Congress has advanced a DC statehood measure.
The bill, introduced by DC’s nonvoting House member, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, would shrink the federal capital to a small area encompassing the White House, Capitol building, Supreme Court, and other federal buildings along the National Mall. The rest of the city would become the 51st state, named the Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.
More than 220 Democrats have already cosponsored the legislation — exceeding the threshold needed for passage. The bill would grant DC two senators and make the existing sole House representative a voting member.
Opinion: I admit I didn’t know this was a possibility. Too bad Republicans never read how Statehood works.
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