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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

House Votes to Add Washington D.C. as 51st State

Updated: Apr 23, 2021

What Happened:

  • 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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