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    Senate Hearing on Washington, D.C., Statehood

    Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and constitutional law scholars testified on District of Columbia statehood before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The House of…

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    Washington, D.C., Tidal Basin and Cherry Blossoms

    Every spring, thousands of people visit the Washington, D.C., Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. Memorials to Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King Jr. stand on its…

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    Civil War-Era Washington

    The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted a panel discussion on Washington, D.C., during the Civil War era. Tamika Nunley talked about the lives of African American…

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    Virtual Field Trip of Washington, D.C.

    Discovery Education, in coordination with first lady Jill Biden, took students on a virtual field trip of Washington, D.C., visiting the White House, Supreme Court, Tomb of the Unknown,…

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    Historic Washington, D.C. Area Trees

    Paul Dolinsky, chief of the National Park Service’s Historic American Landscapes Survey, discussed noteworthy trees in the Washington, D.C. area - especially those he calls “witness trees”…

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    House Debate on Washington, D.C., Statehood Bill

    The House debated a measure to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. Following the debate, the legislation passed 216-208, along a party-line vote.

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a briefing on the legislative agenda. She began with floor debate over statehood for the District of Columbia, saying the issue “is in her DNA.” The…

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers commented on the House passage of D.C. statehood legislation.

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. The margin was 216-208, along party lines.

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    Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton on Infrastructure and District of Columbia Statehood Efforts

    Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) talked about the American Jobs Act and District of Columbia statehood efforts.

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    George Washington and Washington, D.C.

    Robert Watson talked about his book, George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation. He explained why Washington saw the creation of a successful capital…

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    Federalist Society Discussion on District of Columbia Statehood

    The Federalist Society held a virtual discussion examining the constitutionality of efforts to admit Washington, D.C., as the nation’s 51st state. Indiana University law Professor Luis…

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    Cherry Trees on the National Mall

    Bob Vogel discussed the history and preservation of the National Mall’s famous cherry trees. At the time of this recording, Mr. Vogel was the National Park Service’s National Capital Region…

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers responded to the question “Should Washington, D.C., become the 51st state?”

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    District of Columbia Statehood Legislation

    The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing to consider H.R. 51, a bill sponsored by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) that would grant statehood to D.C. Among the witnesses were Washington, D.C., Mayor…

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    Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser News Conference

    Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) held a situational update with members of her team on the response to the coronavirus pandemic and registrations for vaccinations. She announced…

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    Walt Whitman and Washington D.C.

    Walt Whitman went to Washington, D.C. in 1863 in search of his brother, a Union officer who had been injured in battle. He remained in the nation’s capital for the next decade, working as a clerk…

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    Washington, D.C. Mayor Bowser Holds Briefing

    Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) held a briefing one week after the attack at the U.S. Capitol during certification of the Electoral College vote. Mayor Bowser provided an update…

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    House Debate on Washington, D.C. Statehood

    District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) argued for D.C. statehood, saying Congress has a moral obligation and the constitutional authority to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state.…

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    House Session, Part 1

    On a near party-line vote of 232-180, the House passed legislation to make the District of Columbia the 51st state. Representative Collin Peterson (MN) was the only Democrat to vote “no.” Members also…

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