Senate Announces D.C. Statehood Hearing

National support of the measure reported to be at 54%. On Tuesday, the Senate announced that it would be moving forward with a plan to consider extending statehood…

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House Passes D.C. Statehood Bill

Vote was entirely along party lines. By a vote of 216-208, the House of Representatives voted for the second time in less than a year to make the…

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House to Vote on D.C. Statehood Bill

Vote to occur the week of April 19. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives for the District of Columbia, said the House will…

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Senators Reintroduce D.C. Statehood Bill

The district lacks fair representation, Senator Tom Carper said. This past week, a group of senators reintroduced legislation that would give statehood to the District of Columbia. The…

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Puerto Ricans Vote in Favor of Statehood

Non-binding referendum passed with 52 percent of votes. Support for U.S. statehood accompanied a very close race for governor of Puerto Rico. One candidate had campaigned on retaining the…

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