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HR 51 DC Statehood Bill: Legislation introduced to make DC the 51st state
By: fox5dc.com staff

Posted: Jan 04 2019 11:43AM EST


WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has introduced a bill to make the District the 51st state.

H.R. 51, the D.C. Statehood Bill, was introduced by Holmes Norton on Thursday, the day that the 116th Congress was gaveled into session.

“I have a commitment that there will be a hearing on H.R. 51 from our good Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings that this bill will get a prompt hearing and then, of course, go to the floor,” Holmes Norton said in a video posted to her official Twitter page.

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/hr-51-dc-statehood-bill-legislation-introduced-to-make-dc-the-51st-state
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Legislation introduced to give Democrats two more US Senators.
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Legislation introduced to give Democrats two more US Senators.

Absolutely NO!
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Total waste of time.  Never happen as long as Republicans control the Senate.  Same for Puerto Rico.

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No.
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This would have to pass the Senate and then on to the President. No wall.  No NOTHING for the DEMS!  Let the DEMS in the House rot.
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Baja #52, Puerto Rico #53, Venezuela #54, Cuba #55 etc.

Ibelieve Mexico has 32 states.

Onward. BC, #80, Alberta #81--we already have one Senator from there !! From west-central Canada we head East, take Newfound, Labrador. From there we take Greenland.
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https://www.heritage.org/report/the-constitution-and-the-district-columbia

There have been a number of efforts to change this original design, including a proposed constitutional amendment (passed by Congress in 1977) that would have granted the District of Columbia congressional voting rep­resentation "as if it were a state." This amend­ment, however, was not ratified in the seven-year period established by Congress. Other proposals have included a retrocession of most, or all, of the District to Maryland-a plan that Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in 1964 deemed impractical and unconstitutional-and the admission of Washington, D.C., to the Union as the fifty-first state.

In 2000, the courts rejected a series of argu­ments suggesting that the District's inhabitants were, on various constitutional and policy grounds, entitled to voting representation in Congress without an amendment. See Adams v. Clinton (2000). More recently, the courts have rejected efforts to invalidate a congres­sionally imposed limit on the District's ability to tax nonresident commuters. See Banner v. United States (2004). In that case, the court noted that, "simply put…the District and its residents are the subject of Congress' unique powers, exercised to address the unique circumstances of our nation's capital.

Statehood is now the clear preference of Dis­trict of Columbia voting-rights advocates, but the proposal has never excited much support in Congress and would, in any case, also require a constitutional amendment since an independ­ent territory, subject to the ultimate authority of Congress, was a critical part of the Framers' original design for an indestructible federal union of indestructible states.
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Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the document reads, “The Congress shall have Power To …exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States.”

James Madison outlined the reasoning behind this provision in Federalist 43, calling the arrangement an “indispensable necessity.” He wrote, “The indispensable necessity of complete authority at the seat of government, carries its own evidence with it… Without it, not only the public authority might be insulted and its proceedings interrupted with impunity; but a dependence of the members of the general government on the State comprehending the seat of the government, for protection in the exercise of their duty, might bring on the national councils an imputation of awe or influence, equally dishonorable to the government and dissatisfactory to the other members of the Confederacy.”


http://time.com/4296175/washington-dc-statehood-history/



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Re: HR 51 DC Statehood Bill: Legislation introduced to make DC the 51st state
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 09:33:16 PM »
Legislation introduced to give Democrats two more US Senators.

Exactly, and no.
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Re: HR 51 DC Statehood Bill: Legislation introduced to make DC the 51st state
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 11:18:48 PM »
Only problem with this bullshit bill is that is is specifically forbade in the Constitution.

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Re: HR 51 DC Statehood Bill: Legislation introduced to make DC the 51st state
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 11:43:28 PM »
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Re: HR 51 DC Statehood Bill: Legislation introduced to make DC the 51st state
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 06:02:14 PM »
Only problem with this bullshit bill is that is is specifically forbade in the Constitution.

Since when did Democrats give a rip about what the Constitution says?
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