House to vote on DC statehood bill during week of April 19

Congressional Democrats plan to vote on legislation which would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. Despite having a population of over 700,000 people (larger than either Vermont or Wyoming) and paying more in federal taxes than 21 states, Washington, D.C., does not have any voting representation in Congress or full control over its local affairs. The legislation will likely pass in the House of Representatives, but is expected to stall in the Senate, where 60 votes would be needed to end a potential filibuster of the proposal.

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