US House again hears arguments for capital statehood

Washington (AFP) – Democrats emboldened by their control of the US House, Senate and White House launched a fresh push Monday for statehood for the nation’s capital Washington, beginning with a high-profile congressional hearing addressing the issue. More than 700,000 Americans live in the District of Columbia, a Democratic stronghold with a population greater than two states, Wyoming and Vermont, and comparable to two others. But while capital residents can cast ballots in US presidential elections, they have no voting representation in Congress. “The sun is rising, DC! On behalf of 712,000 r…

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