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House approves statehood for DC in 232-180 vote
« on: June 26, 2020, 03:05:38 PM »
House approves statehood for DC in 232-180 vote
By Mike Lillis - 06/26/20 02:52 PM EDT

The House on Friday approved landmark legislation granting statehood to Washington, D.C., in a 232-180 vote.

The vote was historic, marking the first time either chamber has passed legislation to elevate the District to the 51st state — and empower its residents with long-sought voting representation within the halls of Congress.

Calls for Washington, D.C., to gain statehood have gained steam amid the national calls for racial justice that have followed the police killing of George Floyd last month.


The issue is highly partisan, and Friday’s outcome reflected it. Every Democrat except one, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), voted in favor of the proposal, which was sponsored by D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), while every Republican opposed it.

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Re: House approves statehood for DC in 232-180 vote
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 04:21:36 PM »
Clearly Unconstitutional
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Re: House approves statehood for DC in 232-180 vote
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 05:28:42 PM »
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Re: House approves statehood for DC in 232-180 vote
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 05:30:35 PM »
That "vote", and $2.00 will get you a 16oz coffee at your local 7-11.
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Re: House approves statehood for DC in 232-180 vote
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 05:42:20 PM »
It's been a helluva a long time since I've had Civics, but doesn't it take a 2/3 congressional authority, plus a POTUS signature to grant statehood?

Sounds like pandering bluster to me.
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Re: House approves statehood for DC in 232-180 vote
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 07:43:41 PM »
It's been a helluva a long time since I've had Civics, but doesn't it take a 2/3 congressional authority, plus a POTUS signature to grant statehood?

Sounds like pandering bluster to me.
Her's a silly question, has anyone explained exactly what statehood would mean to the residents in the way of taxation and other fees to support DC as a state, and asked them through a vote if that's what they want? I mean wouldn't a great deal of property and organizations be tax exempt, who is going to make up the difference to pay for it all?

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Re: House approves statehood for DC in 232-180 vote
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2020, 09:10:35 PM »
A 51st would be two more Dem votes in the Senate. Time to kill this there. (I knew Home Rule was a mistake when that went through)
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