Senate Democrats Reintroduce Statehood Bill, Would Make DC The 51st State

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A group of Senate Democrats reintroduced legislation Wednesday that would give statehood to Washington, D. C., something many Democrats have indicated support for including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

The bill was led by Democratic Delaware Sen. Tom Carper, it was first introduced in 2013, and would make the District of Columbia the 51st state. The likelihood of D. C. becoming a state would mean Senate Democrats would need at least 10 Republicans to jump on board, however, if they abolished the filibuster it could be done.

“This isn’t a Republican or Democratic issue; it’s an American issue because the lack of fair representation for D. C. residents is clearly inconsistent with the values on which this country was founded,” Carper said in a statement, The Hill reported.

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