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Sen. (I-Conn.) has introduced the New Columbia Admissions Act to put the
issue of Statehood for the District of Columbia on the front burner on
Washington DC Intellectual Property Lawyer awaits more information on this.
is long past time to give these American citizens who have chosen
Washington as their home full participation in our democracy, he said in
introducing the bill this week.
The District’s lack of
a vote in Congress has long been a sore point in the city, which
features Taxation without representation on its license plates. D.C.
residents pay federal taxes and can vote for president but have no
senator, and only a nonvoting delegate in the House.
A Washington DC Class Action Lawyer would love to see this bill go through.
1993, the House rejected a bill to make the district a state. The idea
faced resistance from a number of Republicans because the strongly
Democratic district would probably elect two Democratic senators and a
Democratic member of the House if it became a state.
bill that would have added two seats to the House -- one for the
District of Columbia and another for Republican-leaning Utah -- died in
2010 after a measure was attached to it that would have weakened D.C.
Washington DC Contracts Lawyer agree that the move would be favorable.
statehood bill introduced last year by a Democrat, the district’s House
delegate, has languished in committee in the Republican-controlled
But lately, the District has been gaining a
bit more respect from members of Congress. A defense bill includes a
Norton-sought provision that would direct the Pentagon to display the
D.C. and territorial flags whenever the flags of the 50 states are
displayed. The provision grew out of a complaint from a D.C. couple
upset that state flags were flown for each of the graduates at a Naval
Station Great Lakes graduation ceremony, but not the home flag of their
Washington DC Complex Litigation Lawyer would like to see this happen quickly.
he is leaving the Senate, the first D.C. statehood bill to be
introduced in the chamber since 1993 is co-sponsored by Democratic Sens.
of California, Illinois and Washington state.
After having had the great privilege of serving here for 24 years, I will soon leave Congress, he said.