(WASHINGTON) -- Democratic lawmakers took to the Senate floor Tuesday to argue in favor of statehood days after nearly 40 legal scholars sent a letter to congressional leadership outlining the constitutionality of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., who... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A bill for D.C. statehood passed the House on a vote of 216-208 and heads to the Senate, where it has 45 co-sponsors but an uphill battle for passage. This is the second time the bill has passed -- the first time was... Read More.
BY: CRISTINA CORUJO, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) -- As Puerto Ricans voted on Tuesday for their local leaders, there was another decision they had to make: Whether or not the island nation should be admitted as the newest U.S. state.The non-binding referendum... Read More.
By ALISA WIERSEMA and JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives made history Friday, passing for the first time legislation that would grant statehood to the District of Columbia.The bill passed along party lines, 232-180.
By ALISA WIERSEMA and JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives is laying the groundwork for a potentially historic vote Friday that aims to grant the District of Columbia statehood, as Democrats say the district’s more than 700,000... Read More.