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100 groups press Sen. Gary Peters to hold hearing on D.C. statehood

Detroit News
 2021-05-09

Cover picture for the articleMore than 100 groups, including the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union, are urging U.S. Sen. Gary Peters to set a date for a hearing on D.C. statehood. In a letter led by the advocacy group 51 for 51, they note that the legislation in the Senate has more co-sponsors than ever at 44, including Peters. A companion bill passed the U.S. House last month along party lines, and the White House has said it supports the legislation.

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