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.… read more

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 Muriel Bowser (D) along with several District local officials. In her testimony, Mayor Bowser said, “I’m honored to come before this committee to ask this Congress to right the wrong that happened two hundred and twenty years ago when the residents of the District of Columbia were stripped of their full congressional representation.” In addition, Mayor Bowser said, “the disenfranchisement of Washingtonians is one of the remaining glaring civil rights and voting rights issues of our time.” Throughout the hearing, lawmakers engaged in debate and questioned witnesses over the constitutionality of the D.C. statehood legislation.

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510054-1
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House Committee
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House Committee
Location:
2154, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 22, 2021 | 11:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 22, 2021 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 22, 2021 | 11:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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