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DC Statehood Endorsement Passes House Along Party Lines

The House of Representatives passed its first-ever endorsement of Washington, D.C. statehood in H.R. 1 with a 234 to 193 vote March 8.

Although campaign finances, voting rights and anti-corruption were the primary focuses of the bill, known as the For the People Act, an endorsement for D.C. statehood was also included, according to a March 8 news release from Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton's (D-D.C.) office.

ELEANOR NORTON/FACEBOOK | Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) proposed a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives endorsing statehood of Washington, D.C.

Introduced to the House in January, H.R. 1 has a record 236 cosponsors, all of whom are Democrats. The bill was passed along party lines, with no Republicans voting in favor. Although the House has approved H.R. 1, Republicans hold a majority in the Senate and have historically opposed D.C. ...

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