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VIEWPOINT: Advocate for D.C. Statehood

VIEWPOINT: Advocate for D.C. Statehood

By Asher Maxwell and Brandon Wu March 25, 2023

While many consider Washington, D.C., a liberal stronghold, a starkly different reality could soon emerge. A Republican Congress and presidency after the 2024 elections could abolish D.C.’s autonomy...

Georgetown Students Join National Call for Voting Rights, DC Statehood

Georgetown Students Join National Call for Voting Rights, DC Statehood

By Liana Hardy and Andrew Park September 2, 2021

Georgetown University students joined thousands of people protesting in favor of national voting rights and Washington, D.C. statehood during a march to the National Mall on Aug. 28. Students and organizations...

DC Statehood Bill Passes in House, Awaits Uncertain Future in Senate

DC Statehood Bill Passes in House, Awaits Uncertain Future in Senate

By Paige Kupas April 29, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation April 22 that would grant Washington, D.C., statehood. H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, was passed in a 216-208 vote. The bill, however,...

VIEWPOINT: Advocate for DC Statehood

VIEWPOINT: Advocate for DC Statehood

By Brian Zhu March 18, 2021

Every four years, on Jan. 6, Congress certifies the Electoral College votes for the next president of the United States. For every election in living memory, the Electoral College certification process...

KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA A long history of attempts to achieve statehood or voting congressional representation for D.C. precedes this bill.

House of Representatives Passes DC Statehood Bill in Historic Vote

By Clara Grudberg June 27, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to grant statehood to Washington, D.C., marking the first time that either chamber of Congress has voted to make the District a state. The bill, H.R. 51, was...

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Congress Holds First Hearing on DC Statehood in 26 Years

By Connor Brandi September 26, 2019

In the first congressional hearing on Washington, D.C. statehood in 26 years, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform heard testimony about H.R. 51, the D.C. Admission Act,...

MARYLAND SENATE DEMOCRATS/FACEBOOK | The Maryland General Assembly is set to consider a bill urging Congress to support Washington, D.C. statehood.

Maryland to Consider Supporting DC Statehood

By Afua Nyantakyi March 28, 2019

A Maryland House of Representatives Joint Resolution urging Congress to grant Washington, D.C. official statehood is under consideration for the Maryland General Assembly, contributing to both regional...

ELIZABETH WARREN | Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), second from left, launched a petition in support of D.C. statehood.

Presidential Candidate Warren Backs DC Statehood

By Taylor Kahn-Perry February 7, 2019

Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) supported statehood for Washington, D.C., in a tweet calling on followers to sign her petition to make D.C. the fifty-first state Jan....

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Norton Moves to End Congressional Review of District Laws

By Connor Thomas January 29, 2019

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill allowing the Washington, D.C. Council to pass laws without waiting for review from Congress Jan. 24. Currently, every civil and criminal bill passed...

ELEANOR NORTON | Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) endorsed a bill that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. If passed, the legislation would provide D.C. residents with voting representatives in Congress.

Pelosi Among 155 Cosponsors of DC Statehood Bill in House

By Connor Thomas January 18, 2019

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democratic leaders endorsed the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which would make D.C. the 51st state in the United States....

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In her fourth State of the District Address, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser focused on local autonomy and committment to resisting federal interference in local laws. Bowser also asked President Donald Trump and his administration to focus on improving D.C. infrastructure.

State of the District Address Focuses on DC Autonomy

By Joe Egler April 4, 2017

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) emphasized the local values that guide her administration’s policies and affirmed her commitment to resisting congressional interference in local matters...

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House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has expressed his opposition against the Death with Dignity Act.

Local Lawmakers Resist Federal Intervention

By Charlotte Allen February 10, 2017

As the Republican-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump work to overturn or block local District legislation, the Hands Off D.C. organization plans to prepare D.C. leaders to resist federal...

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