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July 13, 2009 D.C. Council hearing on statehood financial impact E-mail
The D.C. Council's Special Committee on Statehood and Self-Determination held a hearing on July 13, 2009 on the economic and financial impact of D.C. statehood.  Four expert witnesses and six public witnesses testified.


Statehood Still a Hot Button Issue in the District E-mail

Shantella Sherman of The Washington Informer reported on the D.C. Counci's June 1 hearing on "Pathways to Statehood & Full Self-Determination: Political and Constitutional Considerations."


Washington Times: D.C. Statehood fights for rights for District E-mail

Council Member Michael A. Brown, chairman of the Council's Special Committee on Statehood and Self-Determination, convened the hearing on May 13. The testimony began with the city's origins in the 1700s, weaved its way through the decades leading to the heady days of the 1960s and home rule, and ended with a D.C. student voicing concern that D.C. isn't part of "the Union."

June 1, 2009 D.C. Council Hearing on Statehood - Political and Constitutional Issues E-mail
The Council of the District of Columbia's Special Committee on Statehood and Self-Determination held a public oversight hearing on "Pathways to Statehood and Full Self-Determination: Political and Constitutional Considerations" on Monday, June 1, 2009.
Sam Jordan - "Congress Needs a Better Excuse" E-mail

D.C. statehood activist reviews the unsuccessful efforts of President Lyndon B. Johnson to get home rule for the District. As he notes, "District residents might well reflect on this history. If we don’t make the case for enfranchisement and complete autonomy with a solid local and national campaign, we must not depend upon Congress to do it for us." For full article, read more.


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