White House Is Said to Quietly Push Change to D.C. Statehood Bill

The deliberations over the long-shot bill center on three Electoral College votes the Constitution gives to the seat of government.

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House Approves D.C. Statehood, but Senate Obstacles Remain

The vote reflected broad support among Democrats. But Republican opposition could stall the measure in the Senate.

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Democrats Press for D.C. Statehood as Part of Voting Rights Agenda

Proponents of granting statehood pointed to the riot on Jan. 6, when a botched federal response contributed to disastrous results, as the latest proof that the District of Columbia should be a state.

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Eleanor Holmes Norton Calls for Sledding on Capitol Grounds to Be Allowed

Washington’s representative in Congress urged the Capitol Police to allow sledding to continue on the complex’s heavily secured grounds.

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The 51st State? Washington Revisits an Uphill Cause With New Fervor

District of Columbia statehood has long been out of reach. Proponents hope Democratic control of the federal government and the security issues raised over the past week could change that.

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D.C. Statehood Is Good for the Democrats, Good for Democracy

It has to be a priority.

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Outside the Supreme Court, Mourners Honor Ginsburg’s Legacy

People of all ages flocked on Saturday to the building in Washington, leaving flowers, posters and messages scrawled in chalk.

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Federal Agents Don’t Need Army Fatigues

If you’re an officer of the law, dress like one. Leave the soldiering to soldiers.

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House Approves D.C. Statehood in Historic Vote

It is the first time a chamber of Congress has approved establishing the nation’s capital as the 51st state. The measure is all but certain to die in the Republican-led Senate.

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After Federal Crackdown on Protests, House Will Vote on Making D.C. a State

Democratic leaders announced a vote on June 26 on granting statehood to the District of Columbia, the first such action in more than 25 years.

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