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Statehood for D.C.: Washingtonians’ cry for freedom to vote

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Statehood for D.C.: Washingtonians’ cry for freedom to vote – CBS News Watch CBSN Live For the colonists who declared independence 245 years ago, “No taxation without representation” was a rallying cry. For residents of our nation’s capital, it......

Is statehood the answer to Puerto Rico’s problems?

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch the CBSN Originals documentary “Fighting for Paradise: Puerto Rico’s Future” in the video player above. Ricardo Rosselló, whose name circled the globe when hundreds of thousands Puerto Ricans took to the streets to demand his resignation as governor in......

CBSN Originals | Fighting for Paradise: Puerto Rico’s Future

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBSN Originals | Fighting for Paradise: Puerto Rico’s Future – CBS News Watch CBSN Live CBSN Originals’ new documentary explores the growing economic inequality in Puerto Rico and the divide over whether statehood is the solution. Be the first......

Puerto Rico’s governor calls lack of statehood “geographic discrimination”

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The latest CBSN Originals documentary, “Fighting for Paradise: Puerto Rico’s Future,” explores the divide between statehood and self-determination. Download the CBS News app on your cellphone or connected TV to watch the documentary Sunday, June 27, at 8 p.m.......

White House Is Said to Quietly Push Change to D.C. Statehood Bill

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has quietly approached congressional Democrats about a potential change to their high-profile but long-shot effort to transform most of the District of Columbia into the nation’s 51st state, according to executive and legislative branch officials. The bill, which passed the House last month but faces......

House Approves D.C. Statehood, but Senate Obstacles Remain

New York Times
On Thursday, lawmakers pointed to the deadly Capitol riot on Jan. 6, in which Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department helped respond to the chaos, as further evidence of the need for statehood. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser could not swiftly summon the National Guard, as a governor could have, and officials have......

D.C. statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here An identical statehood bill passed the House in 2020, but it quickly died in the then-Republican-controlled Senate. Now, with the 2020 elections leaving Democrats in control of both chambers and the White House, Republican senators may resort to a filibuster......

House passes DC statehood bill that faces long odds in the Senate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this April 21, 2021, photo, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., center, joined from left by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference ahead of the House vote on H.R. 51- the......

Biden administration backs D.C. statehood, urges ‘swift’ action as House prepares to vote on bill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Activists hold signs as they take part in a rally in support of DC statehood near the US Capitol in Washington, DC on March 22, 2021. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration on Tuesday formally threw......

House committees to vote on bills on D.C. statehood and reparations

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Two House committees are taking up measures long championed by progressives on Wednesday, signaling that congressional Democrats are willing to move forward with their priorities despite narrow majorities in the House and Senate. One panel will vote......

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