House approves bill granting statehood to Washington, D.C.

by Adam Ford · Jun 27th, 2020 9:50 am

Last Updated Jun 29th, 2020 at 11:16 am

The House of Representatives voted almost entirely along party lines on Friday to grant statehood to Washington, D.C.

The historic vote marks the first time either chamber of Congress has passed legislation to make D.C. the 51st state of America and allow it two senators and a voting representative in the House. The nation's capital is one of the most liberal places in America.

Every Democrat except one — Rep. Collin Peterson — voted in favor of the proposal, while every single Republican opposed it.

? The move, while significant, was mostly symbolic, as it is all but certain to die in the Senate, and President Trump has vowed to veto it if it were somehow able to reach his desk.


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