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House Democrats Pass Bill To Make D.C. The 51st State

The effort to make Washington, D.C. the 51st star on the U.S. flag has never had more support. But the measure's fate in the Senate is uncertain.
Statehood activists took part in a rally in support of D.C. statehood near the US. Capitol in March. One month later, the House passed a bill that would make D.C. the nation's 51st state. Source: MANDEL NGAN

The U.S. House of Representatives has once again voted on a bill to grant statehood to Washington, D.C., and enfranchise more than 712,000 Americans, a cause that enjoys unprecedented support but still faces an uphill battle in the U.S. Senate.

"This country was founded on the principles of no taxation without representation and consent of the governed. But D.C. residents are taxed without representation and cannot consent to the laws

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