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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton Introduces New Statehood BIll (H.R. 1291) E-mail

On March 2, 2017, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced H.R. 1291, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act with a record 116 cosponsors. To read her introductory comments, read more.

 

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Republicans in House Again Threaten D.C.'s Gun Laws E-mail

Republicans in the House of Representatives are again trying to impose their will on the District of Columbia and do to the people of D.C. what they can't or won't do to their own constituents. Once again, riders to the District's budget may be used to impose Congressional Republicans' desires regarding certain hot button issues on Amricans who have no voice because they are a colony, not a state.

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The District is about to declare its independence — from Congress E-mail

The Washington Post published on Emancipation Day, celebrated this year on April 15, 2016 (as April 16 is a Saturday), a extensive piece by reporter Aaron Davis on the District of Columbia's efforts to gain the right to self-government through statehood and all the related rights that statehood grants, such as control over its state and local budget and legislation, as well as voting representation in Congress and an unrestricted vote for President. To find out more, click on read more.

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Iowa Congressman's Tweet Causes Stir E-mail

Washington Post reporter Perry Stein reported on March 23, 2016, that Iowa Congressman Rod Blum, a Republican from Iowa who is on the House Committee with jurisdiction over the District of Columbia, tweeted "Washington DC is booming. Tower cranes everywhere. Being built on the backs of US taxpayers. DC needs a recession."  This did not go down well with D.C. residents. For the full story, click on read more.

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Sen. Thomas Carper Introduces D.C. Statehood Bill June 25, 2015 E-mail
On June 25, 2015, Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) introduced the New Columbia Admission Act, a companion bill to H.R. 317 which D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced on January 13, 2015. The Senate bill, like the House bill, has a record number of original cosponsors. Senator Carper's press release can be found here.
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