Democrats advance House bill to grant statehood to DC

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives pushed through a longstanding progressive proposal on Thursday.

According to Breitbart, the House voted 216–208 along party lines to advance legislation aimed at granting statehood to Washington, D.C.

“Equal footing with the other states”

H.R. 51 “provides for admission into the United States of the state of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, composed of most of the territory of the District of Columbia,” as stated on the House website.

Furthermore, the bill seeks to put the nation’s capital “on an equal footing with the other states.”

Of course, this is just the latest effort by Democrats to transform D.C. into a state, which it was not originally intended to be, in an apparent effort to expand the party’s congressional representation.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended the bill in a statement, declaring that the people of D.C. are being “denied their right to fully participate in their democracy” since they do not have direct representation on Capitol Hill.

The district “pays more federal taxes per capita than any other state” and has a budget larger than a dozen U.S. states, she said.

“Fighting for voting rights for 220 years”

“Its population is larger than two states,” Pelosi said of the District. “Its people have been fighting for voting rights for 220 years, with a full 86% recently voting for statehood.”

As a result, the speaker said the time has come for D.C. to become a state — but Republicans are accusing her and her party of plotting another blatant power grab.

“Let’s be clear what H.R. 15 is all about,” said U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-KY). “It’s about Democrats adding two new progressive U.S. senators to push a radical agenda championed by the Squad to reshape America into the socialist utopia they dream about.”

Other Republicans, including Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), pointed out flaws in Pelosi’s argument, noting that D.C. does have local representation, a delegate in the House, and electoral votes.

The bill will now head to the Senate, where it stands little chance of passing in the evenly divided chamber. Several Democrats, including Sens. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Joe Manchin (D-WV), have indicated that they are considering a vote against the proposal.

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  1. NO. The Constitution says a new State cannot be added this way. So, follow the Constitution. If the people there want a say in the government, which they say they do not have now, give the land back to Maryland and vote with that State. Or is Maryland not conservative enough for them or the democrats who just want more li liberal votes in Congress?

  2. The Demoncraps are cutting their own throats by trying to make DC a state for a couple of new seats in the House. How pathetic. They can only live by lying and cheating.

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  4. Quick education— The District of Columbia was carved out of Maryland. Therefore, if Congress wishes to redress the lack of House and Senate representation, it would be a shrewd matter for Republicans to counter that D.C. should be represented by Maryland’s Senators once again. Maryland is already solidly Democrat. Adding a House seat to Maryland would not disrupt the balance of power in the State. Rejoining D.C. with Maryland would restore the historical tradition of unity. Problem solved. Longtime Maryland residents frequently discuss that option.

  5. SNIFF & BLOW GOTTA GO! TIME TO DITCH BIDEN AND HARRIS!

    WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

    Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action? How much more damage needs to be done?

    I urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND a COMPLETE AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION into the 2020 ELECTIONS and for the IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

    BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! And they both (BIDEN & HARRIS) have family members putting them both in a CONFLICT of interest position advertising and promoting their businesses and using their VP and POTUS both as an advertising self-interest, self-promoting position and it is ILLEGAL!

    Then copy and paste this information into an E-Mail and send to friends and family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls and forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

    Members of the House
    202-224-3841

    Members of the Senate
    202-224-3121

    TOLL FREE:
    866-272-6622

    Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

    Please, don’t make an excuse not to make the calls, excuses as they say are like A-*****, we all got one!

  6. According to the rules establishing the District of Columbia-it is suppose to have no person as a person owning any part of the district–and persons could only live there –but never own Federal Property. Also, no private person of firm can own any property with in the District. Someone should check the establishment of the District–as out lined by the US Constitution and all other documents. No one owns any property within the DC except the federal government.
    Someone better check it out–because as I remember from my studies in the Schools within the State of Michigan.

  7. If D.C. becomes a state it should be restricted to one single group of citizens which represents its initials. D-democrat – C-criminals! Sounds good to me!

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