Should the District of Columbia become our fifty-first state?

Democrats Push to Make Washington, D.C., the Fifty-first State

“In the coming days, the House will vote on, and likely pass, H.R. 51, a bill that would make Washington, D.C., the fifty-first state. The bill, which has two hundred co-sponsors, was introduced by Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat who for nearly thirty years has served as the non-voting representative for D.C.’s single at-large district. During her time in Congress, Holmes Norton has introduced more than a dozen statehood bills; this will be the first since 1993 to receive a vote. But because Washington, D.C., is not a state, Holmes Norton cannot vote on her own bill, or on final passage of other legislation on the House floor.”

One Reply to “Should the District of Columbia become our fifty-first state?”

  1. No, No, No! DC should be considered hallowed ground. While a representative should have voting writes, it should remain neutral in its stance of the political realm. As for the territories they should be granted statehood. my issue is that I like tradition and I am not much for change. I would be weird to say 53 or 54 states. In the immoral words of Robert Dillon (being a smart A$$) Bob Dillon, “The times, they are a changing”

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