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Comcast Local Edition interview with D.C. Senator Paul Strauss E-mail

Senator Paul Strauss, one of the District of Columbia's two statehood senators, was interviewed on Comcast's Local Edition with Donna Richardson. To see video of this interview, go to: http://www.comcastcreative.com/video/CLE-%20Senator%20Paul%20Strauss%20(DC)_01.wmv. He discusses prospects for D.C. statehood, the D.C. statehood delegation checkoff on D.C. income tax forms and the D.C. War Memorial. The interview will air on the Comcast Cable Network on the CNN Headline News Channel, beginning March 8, 2010.

51st State Commission Establishment Act of 2010 Approved E-mail

On January 5, 2010, the D.C. Council approved Bill 18-0177, the 51st State Commission Establishment Act of 2010. The Mayor signed the bill, which became D.C. Act 18-0289, on January 25, 2010. The Act was transmitted to Congress for its required layover and review. The Act is projected to become law on March 22, 2010, at the end of the the Congressional layover period.

The enrolled original of the act can be found at: http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/images/00001/20100108123640.pdf

CITIZEN JOURNALISM: D.C. voters eye 51st-state status E-mail

By Ann Loikow

SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES | Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Statehood, yes. Voting rights, nah. That's the sentiment of D.C. voters who have been trying to gin up support for statehood. These supporters don't oppose the push for congressional voting rights. However, they say statehood is what residents of the nation's capital want and what they are due.

For complete article, read more or go to: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/02/citizen-journalism-dc-voters-eye-51st-state-status/

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."


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