WAMU, MAR 8
“There is no other way to describe it—this is historic,” said the District’s representative in Congress, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), in a statement. “After decades of struggle, the House of Representatives recognized today that the time has come for D.C. statehood.”
The Washington Post
By Letters to the Editor
"...the D.C. statehood bill has strong support, including the endorsement of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), an upcoming hearing and markup in the Oversight Committee, and 84 percent of House Democrats as co-sponsors." - Roger Pilon, Bethesda, MD
The GW Hatchet
The District is a place like no other. Students who live on campus find themselves blocks away from the National Mall, the White House and a Metro station that can whisk them away to nearly any corner of D.C.
But living in D.C. also means that you are one of the more than 700,000 residents who are unrepresented.
Another major political figure has weighed in on the D.C. statehood debate.
By Dan Taylor, Patch Staff | Jan 30, 2019 4:45 pm ET
"Just a couple of weeks after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez signed on to a D.C. statehood bill, Warren tweeted that despite having a higher population than Wyoming or Vermont, D.C. residents don't have a voice in government.
She urged her followers to sign a petition to make D.C. the 51st state."