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House approves statehood for DC in 232-180 vote

 


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.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/504746-house-approves-statehood-for-dc-in-232-180-vote?userid=57330

 

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