WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says District of Columbia residents deserve representation in Congress.
Holder mentioned the District’s lack of representation in prepared remarks for a speech Friday at a Congressional Black Caucus gathering on voting rights.READ MORE: Frederick Co. Sheriff's Office and Local YMCA To Host National Night Out Crime & Drug Prevention Event
Holder announced his resignation Thursday. He’s a longtime District resident and a former U.S. attorney for the nation’s capital.READ MORE: Anne Arundel Co. Crews On Scene Of Serious Crash
According to his prepared remarks, Holder says all Americans should be full participants in democracy, “including the more than 600,000 taxpayers, who, like me, live in the District of Columbia and still have no voting representation in Congress.”
President Barack Obama recently said “I’m for it” when asked about statehood for the District. A Senate hearing was held this month on a statehood bill, but no further action on the bill is planned.MORE NEWS: Katie Zafares Of Hampstead Wins Bronze Medal In Women's Triathlon At Tokyo Games
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