Statehood for DC guarantees that the Democrat Party will have two additional senators in perpetuity. Now that the Democrats have control of the Congress and the White House, they will stop at nothing to obtain one-party rule for America. Open borders, federalizing elections, and turning DC and Puerto Rico into states are designed to do just that. The people of West Virginia must contact Senator Joe Manchin, and ensure that he keeps his promise to not kill the filibuster. It’s the only mechanism that we have to prevent radical legislation from moving forward.
They hijacked the election and now they must enshrine their crime.
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Democrats renew DC statehood push that would remake national politics
House will hold a hearing Monday to make DC the 51st state
By Fox News, March 16, 2021
House Democrats are moving forward with their plan to add the District of Columbia as the 51st state of the union and this time they have supportive leaders in the Senate and the White House on their side.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who has been leading the statehood charge in Congress, predicted earlier this year “there’s never been a time when statehood for the District was more likely.”
The first step will take place Monday, when the House Committee on Oversight and Reform will hold a hearing on Norton’s 51st state legislation, aptly titled H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who has pushed to have a statehood bill on President Biden’s desk within his first 100 days in office, will be among the witnesses testifying. Biden is supportive of D.C. becoming the 51st state.
Bowser has framed statehood as a civil rights issue where taxpaying U.S. citizens have been disenfranchised for the last 200 years and denied democracy.
With Democrats in control of the House, the Senate and the White House, Bowser said in January that the momentum toward statehood is “a promising sign that our country is finally ready to right this historic wrong.”
D.C. statehood already passed the House last June but it died in the GOP-led Senate. House leadership is committed to bringing up statehood for a vote again this year and 214 Democrats have co-sponsored the legislation — or just about all of the Democratic caucus which sits at 220 members currently.
With the Senate now in Democratic hands, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., is leading the effort there for statehood. So far, his statehood legislation has 40 of the 50 Democratic senators signed on as co-sponsors. However, without changing the legislative filibuster, Carper would need the support of at least 10 Republicans to meet the 60-vote threshold to advance — an uphill climb in a divided Senate.
Still, a Carper spokesperson said the senator is encouraged by the progress that is being made in the House and growing support for his companion legislation in the Senate.
“The Senator believes granting DC statehood is a matter of fairness and equity and remains determined to make DC statehood a reality this Congress,” a Carper spokesperson told Fox News Tuesday.
D.C. has a population of more than 700,000 residents ‒ greater than Wyoming and Vermont ‒ but the residents don’t have voting members in Congress or full control over local affairs. However, the District of Columbia pays more in federal taxes than 21 states and more per capita than any state, according to the 2019 IRS data book.
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