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DC STATEHOOD BILL TO BE VOTED

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Despite the fact that the citizens of Washington, D.C. pay federal taxes, serve on juries and defend our Nation in times of war like most other Americans, the residents of the District of Columbia are barred from having voting representation on the floor of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. This classic example of “taxation without representation” is contrary to everything that this nation is founded on.discrimination.

Jun 26, 2020

House Democrats pass DC statehood bill

cnn.com Jun 26, 2020
House Democrats pass DC statehood bill Friday - CNNPolitics
House Democrats approved a bill to admit Washington, DC, as a state on Friday, marking the first time either chamber of Congress has advanced a DC statehood measure.
Jun 22, 2020
vox.com Jun 22, 2020
DC statehood is closer now than it has ever been - Vox
The House is taking up a vote. If Democrats take back the White House and the Senate, statehood could follow soon.
Jun 19, 2020
naacp.org Jun 19, 2020
NAACP | DC STATEHOOD BILL TO BE VOTED ON NEXT WEEK
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
Jun 16, 2020
Historic D.C. statehood vote set for June 26, Hoyer says - The Washington Post
The bill, which will likely fail in the Senate, gained traction after street protests this month.
Jun 15, 2020
huffpost.com Jun 15, 2020
D.C. Statehood Gains New Support Among Senate Democrats After Trump Occupation | HuffPost
Proponents hope to secure a voting majority in both chambers of Congress in January 2021.
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