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Senate Passes Amendment-Laden D.C. Vote Bill

by @ Thursday, February 26th, 2009. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

After passing amendments that ban FCC from reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine and significantly curtail the District of Columbia’s gun control laws, the Senate passed the bill giving D.C. a vote in Congress: The Senate today passed a bill that for the first time would give the District a full voting member of the House of […]

Senate Adds Gun Rights Amendment To D.C. Vote Bill

by @ Thursday, February 26th, 2009. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, Individual Liberty, Politics, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

First, it was the Fairness Doctrine repeal. Now, the Senate has approved an amendment to the D.C. Vote Bill that guts much of what’s left of the District of Columbia’s gun control laws: WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia residents would have far greater access to firearms, including semiautomatic weapons, under a measure the Senate […]

Senate Rejects Fairness Doctrine

The Senate today voted overwhelmingly in favor of an amendment that would bar the re-imposition of the fairness doctrine: The Senate voted Thursday in favor of an amendment to the District of Columbia voting-rights bill that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstating the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which critics say would decimate conservative […]

Senate Rejects Retrocession Amendment

by @ Thursday, February 26th, 2009. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

Not surprisingly, the Senate has rejected Senator Jon Kyl’s amendment to return most of the District of Columbia to Maryland: The Senate today rejected an amendment to cede most of the District back to Maryland, a measure aimed at largely replacing a bill that would give the nation’s capital its first seat ever in the […]

The Fight Against The D.C. Vote Bill

by @ Thursday, February 26th, 2009. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

It may in the end be quixotic, but the opponents of the bill to give the District of Columbia a vote in Congress are certainly putting up a fight: Opponents of a bill that would award the District its first seat in the House of Representatives fought back yesterday with a blitz of amendments in […]

D.C. Vote Bill Passes Senate Filibuster

by @ Tuesday, February 24th, 2009. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, Politics, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

Unlike two years ago when it was stopped by a cloture vote, the bill to give the District of Columbia a vote in Congress made a major advance in the Senate today: For the first time in more than 30 years, a D.C. voting rights bill is headed to the Senate floor, after attracting enough […]

Senate Set To Vote On Unconstitutional Bill

by @ Monday, February 23rd, 2009. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, Politics, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

Later this week, the Senate will take up debate on the bill to give the District of Columbia voting representation in Congress and, unlike two years ago, the prospects for passage look good: Supporters of D.C. voting rights believe that they are on the verge of their biggest victory in at least 30 years as […]

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 […]

Liberal Blogger Endorses Retrocession As Solution To D.C. Representation

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

Markos Moulitsas, the founder of Daily Kos, has written a very interesting post about the issue Congressional representation for the District of Columbia: I get the problem with DC residents not having representation in Congress. It’s a travesty of democracy. And the partisan in me likes the idea of adding two guaranteed Democratic senators. I […]

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