Pelosi’s House will vote on D.C. statehood

Democrats are once again looking to make the District of Columbia a state.

Breitbart reports that the U.S. House of Representatives this upcoming week will vote on whether to make D.C. a state. 

What members of the U.S. House will actually vote on Tuesday is H.R. 51. The hotly contested bill was voted out of the House Oversight Committee by a margin of 25 to 19 on Wednesday.

The House website states, “this bill 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. The commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union on an equal footing with the other states.”

Background

Democrats have been pushing to make the District of Columbia a state for many years now. And, it is clear why they would want this to happen: it would give them more senators and representatives in Congress.

Democrats, though, always make the claim that the move is about nothing other than providing the people of D.C. with congressional representation. They usually argue that the people of D.C. pay taxes, therefore, they ought to get congressional representation.

Republicans, however, vigorously oppose this idea, and not only because it is a fairly naked power grab. Republicans believe that they have the Constitution on their side, and many scholars, including some Democrats, would agree.

As Breitbart reports, there are usually three arguments that Republicans make against D.C. statehood. They are:

  1. Our nation’s capital was always meant to be unique. The founders wanted it to be a federal district, existing beyond the confines or influence of any one state.
  2. H.R. 51 would require Congress to ignore the plain command of the 23rd Amendment.
  3. Even those who support D.C. statehood admit district residents enjoy special benefits due to where they live and would enjoy an outsize influence in Congress.

This is not, however, to say that D.C. cannot become a state. Rather, the argument is that a constitutional amendment is needed for that to happen, as opposed to a just bill passed by Congress.

“We will use every legal tool at our disposal”

This past week, the attorneys general of twenty-two states sent a letter to President Biden and Congress arguing against H.R. 51.

“If this Congress passes and President Biden signs this Act into law, we will use every legal tool at our disposal to defend the United States Constitution and the rights of our states from this unlawful effort to provide statehood to the District of Columbia,” they wrote.

It is unclear whether H.R. 51 will get anywhere.

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  1. What is she and them trying to do ?? They are DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY, CONSTUTION AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!!!

    1. Kathy, that is exactly what Pelosi and the Dems are trying to do! They want to radically change this country into one that they can totally control! Why do you think that they are allowing thousands of illegals into this country?! Unless the people of this country quit electing Democrats, we are screwed!

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  3. Vacate the speaker’s chair, remove Piglosi from congress, put in a conservative Republican speaker and impeach the entire Biden administration! They are in office illegally!

  4. THIS UNHINGED ALCOHOLIC, NANCY D’ALESANDRO PELOSI IS INSANE .
    SHE IS A GODLESS SOULLESS MORALLY CORRUPT AND BANKRUPT DEVILS SERPENT. INHUMAN AND HATES AMERICA 🇺🇸 AND ALL WE STAND FOR .
    COMING FROM A FAMILY OF MAFIOSA THUGS, THAT IS HER PERSONA, A
    LIAR, THIEF AND CRIMINAL WHO WILL RUTHLESSLY RUN SHOT GUN OVER
    ANYONE THAT DARES DEFY HER ORDERS ! THIS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS
    WANNABE DICTATOR AND THREAT TO OUR FREEDOMS AND OUR ONCE GREAT GREAT CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC .

  5. So what can we do? I have written to my congressman and received no response. I feel like no one is listening to the American people. Do we need to stand over their shoulder of what?

  6. What’s next Nancy, send all the Non Americans to DC just before statehood meaning everyone that lives there would become an official American Citizen? Followed by Porto Rico? After all, those People that live there are not really Americans till they sign up. Easy Peasy.
    Is this the game?

  7. This is most stupid thing I have ever seen. It means nothing for the country. The Demoncraps are doing it to keep them selves in power. It’s the same as what they are trying to do with the Supreme Court. They are determined to ruin the US anyway they can. Idiots!!!

  8. If DC becomes a state then we don’t have to pay federal tax anymore because they are a state like the rest.

  9. If Pelosi presents a bill for vote concerning statehood for D C
    have her arrested for breaking her oath to up hold and protect
    the Constitution. She’s surely breaking the law. In fact I think she’s
    actually committing treason.

  10. They can’t make themselves a state. DC is home to the federal government. It can’t be in a state. The people in DC knew that when they moved there. Maybe they can ask nicely and a bordering state will include them. ONLY if they ask nicely. Why not a terrotory? They can vote to become states.

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