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D.C. Leaders Pushing for Statehood in New Hampshire

After weather delay, delegation heading north

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D.C. Leaders Pushing for Statehood in New Hampshire

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Two weeks after bad weather postponed their trip, District of Columbia leaders are heading to New Hampshire to make their case that the district should become the nation's 51st state.
 
It's part of an outreach effort in which statehood advocates will be asking state legislatures to pass resolutions supporting the cause. New Hampshire lawmakers introduced such a resolution last year. Mayor Vincent Gray, Council Chairman Kwame Brown and several councilmembers plan to testify Friday in support of it.

  Congress approved a Constitutional amendment in 1978 that would have given the district full representation in the House and Senate, but it was ratified by only 16 states. District activists have focused in recent years on getting a voting member of the House, which would not require an amendment.

Related Topics D.C., statehood, Vincent Gray
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