House passes D.C. statehood bill

House passes D.C. statehood bill

[Ed. – All Republican objections are being branded on social media as “racist.”  The actual reason is the sensible one: a District in which more than 30% of the voting-age population is employed by the federal government should not have two senators.  It’s not just appropriate, it’s necessary for that District to have NO senators.]

The U.S. House on Friday approved legislation to make D.C. the 51st state in the United States.

The House vote was the first on D.C. statehood in more than a quarter-century. The vote was 232-180. Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson was the sole Democrat to oppose the bill. No Republican voted for it.

While it marks the first time the House has passed a D.C. statehood bill, the Republican-controlled Senate has no plans to take it up.

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