House Votes to Add Washington D.C. as 51st State
Updated: Apr 23
On Thursday, the House passed legislation to make Washington D.C. the 51st state, thereby granting over 700,000 DC residents representation in Congress.
The legislation passed purely along party lines 216-208, with Democrats voting in favor and Republicans opposing the bill as the area is considered to be largely liberal.
The legislation will now go to the Senate for a vote. With the Senate evenly split 50-50, the bill will encounter much more difficulty to pass.
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