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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

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 and national pushes for D.C. to become the 51st state. The bill was first heard Feb. 25 but did not receive enough votes[Read More…]

by March 28, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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

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. 28. Warren’s petition for D.C. statehood comes on the heels of her Dec. 31 launch of her presidential exploratory committee[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Norton Moves to End Congressional Review of District Laws

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 by the local government in D.C. must be reviewed by the U.S. Congress before going into effect. During the[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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

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. The District’s non-voting representative in Congress, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), introduced the bill on Jan. 3 with 155[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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

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 during her 2017 State of the District Address, her third such address to the District, on Thursday. Speaking from the University of the District[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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

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 plans that intervene in local policymaking. A local effort by District Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), Hands Off D.C. will meet[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments City News, News - Top
Referendum Advances DC Statehood

Referendum Advances DC Statehood

Over 80 percent of the Washington, D.C. electorate voted in favor of D.C. statehood Nov. 8, advancing a measure to petition Congress to induct the District of Columbia as the 51st state. The four-part referendum, which was proposed by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) in April and unanimously approved by the[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Viewpoint: District’s Need for Statehood

Why should Georgetown students care that Washington, D.C. citizens do not have full representation in Congress? Consider this: Of all the capitals in our world’s democracies, only Washington, D.C. is denied voting representation. As a D.C. citizen, I experience this firsthand. We pay federal taxes yet are not allowed to[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced changes to MPD's body-worn camera protocol, including mandating officers to confirm with dispatchers that they are recording, following the shooting of Terrence Sterling.

Statehood Campaign Looks to November

The Statehood Yes! Campaign, intended to convince District residents to vote for D.C.’s statehood in a November referendum and consequently convince Congress to vote on the issue, launched last Wednesday. The campaign committee is chaired by D.C. philanthropist George Vradenburg and supported by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Rep. Eleanor Holmes[Read More…]

by September 13, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) released a draft of a potential D.C. constitution, which will be finalized at a convention June 17 and 18 before a citywide vote in November.

Constitution for ‘New Columbia’ Drafted

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) released a draft of a potential District constitution May 6 that delineates the steps for elevating the nation’s capital from a federal district to a state tentatively called New Columbia. The New Columbia Statehood Commission, a facet of the D.C. Council, will hold a[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top