Bill passed at US House of Representatives to make Washington a state
The House voted 232 in favour of making Washington DC a state, while 180 voted against it. This was the first time the entire House had been allowed to vote on a bill making Washington DC a state.
Washington: The US House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill to make Washington DC the 51st state in the country.
The House voted 232 to make Washington DC a state, while 180 voted against it. This was the first time the entire House had been allowed to vote on the bill to make Washington DC a state. The bill would face strong opposition in the Republican-backed Senate, while the White House has already vetoed the bill.
According to Democrats, residents of the US capital perform their duties and pay Tex, but they still do not have the right to elect their representatives to Congress.
Washington Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton commented in the House and connected the issue to herself. She said that the USA is the only democracy that deprives its residents of local sovereignty and the right to vote.
Republican-led Senate leaders have said they will refuse to move it, while Democrats are hoping to gain a majority in the Senate in the November election and pave the way for the bill to become law in Congress next year.