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Yes, You Can Give D.C. A Vote In Congress And Still Honor The Constitution

by @ Saturday, March 7th, 2009. Filed under D.C. Statehood, D.C. Vote Bill, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

Over at U.S. News & World Report, Robert Schlesinger doesn’t display much patience for opponents of the D.C. Vote Bill: Critics focus their opposition to the legislation on a constitutional question. Article I, Section 2, dictates, “The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several […]

Most Americans Oppose D.C. Vote Bill, Support Retrocession

by @ Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009. Filed under D.C. Statehood, D.C. Vote Bill, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

A new Rasmussen poll indicates that, of all the possible remedies for the District of Columbia lack of representation in Congress, retrocession is the one Americans support the most: Congress is poised to give the vote to Washington, D.C.’s representative in the House of Representatives, but 40% of U.S. voters say it’s a better idea […]

The D.C. Vote Bill Is Back

by @ Thursday, February 12th, 2009. Filed under D.C. Statehood, D.C. Vote Bill, Politics, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

Last year, the legislative effort to give the District of Columbia a vote in Congress died when it couldn’t get past a Senate filibuster. This year, the Democrats have a much larger majority, and the effort is being renewed: WASHINGTON — This could be the year that Washington gets a voting member of Congress. “There […]

The Case Against D.C. Statehood

by @ Friday, December 5th, 2008. Filed under D.C. Statehood, D.C. Vote Bill, Washington DC

Responding to a post by Matthew Yglesias, James Joyner makes it: DC’s population of 588,292 is smaller than 49 of the 50 current states, narrowly edging out Wyoming’s 522,830. It would be far and away the smallest state by geographic size. Even counting the federal carveout, which eyeballs to about a third of the total […]

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