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House passes DC statehood bill to make district 51st state after heated floor debate

The divided House Thursday passed legislation to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state and to grant its more than 700,000 residents full representation in Congress. The strictly party-line vote in the House was 216 to 208, with all Republicans rejecting the statehood bill, dubbed H.R. 51. The legislation has the support from President Biden but faces long odds of passing in the 50-50 split Senate.
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9 Virtual And IRL Things To Do Around D.C. This Weekend

ART DECO: Kick off your weekend by engaging in the first day of the 2021 Washington DC Modernism Show. The Art Deco Society of Washington’s show’s original in-person plans had to be scrapped, so “The Show Must Go Online.” The art sale includes pieces from various design movements, including art nouveau and Scandanavian modern. The show will technically close Monday at 3 a.m. EST for you night owls. (9 a.m. through Sunday; free entry)

The fight for DC statehood gets its best chance yet

It’s difficult to walk around Washington, DC, without spotting at least one car with a license plate reading “taxation without representation.” The callback to the American Revolution’s rallying cry is also a reference to the reality that the roughly 700,000 people who reside in the nation’s capital have no representation in Congress despite paying federal taxes.

The Washington DC sauce drenched in debate

When one mentions Washington DC, to outsiders, a few predictable images come to mind: the White House; monuments and museums; endless bureaucracy; and the never-ending soap opera that is US politics. What doesn't often come up, however, is food. Philadelphia has its cheesesteaks. New York has its bagels, pizza and...

Congressman Moolenaar votes against making Washington, D.C. a state

WASHINGTON (WJRT) - Congressman John Moolenaar does not support turning Washington, D.C. into the 51st state. In fact, he said the U.S. Constitution specifically prohibits the nation’s capitol from being counted among the states, so it must remain an independent district. The U.S. House voted 216-208 mostly along party lines...
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House to vote on admitting Washington, D.C., as a state

The House will vote on a bill to admit Washington, D.C. as the 51st state later this month, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said in a letter to colleagues on Tuesday. Although the measure is expected to pass in the House, it will likely stall in the Senate, as most Republicans have expressed opposition to admitting the nation's capital as a state.

What if Washington, D.C. Launched a Free Internet Program For Students But Almost No One Signed Up? 7 Months Later, Initiative’s Reach at 36 Percent of Capacity

A free D.C. Internet program created last fall to connect thousands of low-income students is still only at a fraction of its capacity more than seven months after rollout. Since September, D.C.’s $3.3-million Internet for All program has “received interest” from about 9,000 households of the 25,000 the program can serve for a year — just 36 percent, according to the Office of the Chief Technology Officer.