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House Lawmakers Approve D.C. Statehood Bill
The House handed laws that may set up Washington, D.C., because the 51st state. The invoice, permitted in a 216-to-208 vote alongside get together strains on Thursday, nonetheless faces obstacles within the Senate.
“Congress has a choice: It can continue to exclude D.C. residents from the democratic process, forcing them to watch from the sidelines as Congress votes on federal and D.C. laws. And to treat them, in the words of Frederick Douglass, as aliens, not citizens, but subjects end quote. Or it can live up to our nation’s founding principles, join the 54 percent of Americans, that is 54 percent, Mr. Speaker, and growing, who support D.C. statehood and pass H.R. 51.” “Let’s be clear what H.R. 51 is all about. It’s about Democrats adding two new progressive U.S. senators to push a radical agenda championed by ‘The Squad’ to reshape America into the socialist utopia they always talk about.” The actual energy seize is denying 712,000 taxpaying American residents the appropriate to vote. That’s the ability seize. This isn’t about politics. It’s a elementary voting and civil rights problem.” “Our founders got it right. This measure gets it wrong. If D.C. surrenders the special status of our federal district and instead becomes one of 51 equals, why should it enjoy all the benefits also being the federal district?” “On this vote, the yeas are 216, the nays are 208. The bill is passed.”
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