The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted Tuesday in favor of a bill to make D.C. the 51st state, sending the legislation to the House floor. Dozens of D.C. residents, most members of the D.C. Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser filled the hearing room. “Our statehood bill is clearly constitutional. Congress has the authority to make Washington, Douglass Commonwealth...
The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted in favor of a bill to make D.C. the 51st state. Now, the bill heads to the House floor. News4’s Mark Segraves reports there was a fiery debate among committee members Tuesday.
How do the 2020 presidential candidates feel about the District becoming a state? Explore below to learn more.