Statehood

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Carper Reintroduces Bill To Make D.C. Nation’s 51st State

Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has reintroduced a bill that would transform the District of Columbia into the nation’s 51st state.

06/25/2015

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DC Statehood To Get Hearing On Capitol Hill

The long-dormant debate over statehood for the District of Columbia is about to be revived on Capitol Hill.

09/08/2014

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President Obama On Statehood For DC: ‘I’m For It’

President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation’s capital.

07/21/2014

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Inauguration To Be Platform For D.C. Statehood

District of Columbia officials are using Inauguration Day to call attention to the District’s lack of statehood and congressional representation.

01/17/2013