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Bill To Give Washington, D.C. A Vote In Congress Is Dead Yet Again

by @ Tuesday, April 20th, 2010. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

When we last left the legislative efforts to give the District of Columbia a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives, the bill was essentially deadlocked in the House after successful efforts in the Senate to add amendments that would have effectively repealed most of the the most egregious aspects of the city’s […]

D.C. Vote Bill Appears To Be Deadlocked

by @ Wednesday, October 28th, 2009. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, Democrats, Political Parties, Politics, Washington DC

It’s been months since anyone in Congress has talked about advancing the bill to give the District of Columbia voting representation in Congress, and it doesn’t seem like that will be changing anytime soon: D.C. voting rights advocates ran into a major obstacle Tuesday, as the top Senate appropriator said he’d block any proposal to […]

Eric Holder Suppressed DOJ Report Finding D.C. Vote Bill Unconstitutional

by @ Wednesday, April 1st, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, D.C. Vote Bill, Politics, Washington DC

Today’s Washington Post reports that Attorney General Eric Holder rejected and ordered changes to a report that found the legislation to grant the District of Columbia a vote in Congress to be unconstitutional: Justice Department lawyers concluded in an unpublished opinion earlier this year that the historic D.C. voting rights bill pending in Congress is […]

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 […]

Gun Control Continues To Tie Up D.C. Vote Bill

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

It’s not looking like the indefinite hold that was put on the D.C. Vote Bill earlier this week will be lifted anytime soon: D.C. vote supporters said yesterday that they are targeting more than 60 conservative congressional Democrats in hopes of securing enough support to bring the voting rights legislation to the House floor without […]

D.C. Vote Bill Put On “Indefinite Hold”

by @ Thursday, March 5th, 2009. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, Politics, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

What seemed like a certain victory for advocates of the D.C. Vote Bill has very quickly turned into a very possible and surprising defeat: The push to give the District its first full vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, once seemingly on the cusp of legislative approval, stalled indefinitely yesterday as key supporters offered […]

D.C. Vote Bill Pulled From House Vote

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

It looks like the gun control amendment that the Senate added is turning into a problem for the bill to give the District of Columbia a vote in Congress: It looks like voters in the District of Columbia will have to wait another week – and possibly a lot longer – to claim official representation […]

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 […]

Gun Rights And Voting Rights For D.C.

by @ Sunday, March 1st, 2009. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

The battle over the D.C. Vote bill will soon turn to the fate of the amendment that gutted most of the District’s draconian gun laws: Supporters of the D.C. vote bill expressed optimism yesterday that the legislation would be stripped of an amendment that would turn the nation’s capital into one of the easiest places […]

Apparently, The Constitution Is Now Irrelevant

by @ Saturday, February 28th, 2009. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

Displaying the same contempt for the rule of law previously displayed by The Washington Post, the editors of The Virginian-Pilot urge us to just ignore that pesky Constitution: The constitutional issues surrounding D.C. statehood are – whatever. I honestly couldn’t care less. It’s all technical nonsense written to apply to a tiny company town, not […]

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