Hoyer Statement on DC Statehood

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today on DC statehood:  

“President Trump’s behavior in the District of Columbia in recent days, as well as his threats to impose his dangerous and callous will on a city about which he has proven again and again he has no understanding of, has underscored in dramatic terms the urgency of giving the District the same constitutional rights and authorities that the nation’s 50 states have had since 1789. DC must be granted statehood. I fully intend to bring Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton’s bill, H.R. 51, the Washington, DC Admission Act, to the House Floor for a vote this year. The residents of the District must be granted the same protections as their fellow citizens in neighboring states.”

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