The Biden Administration has voiced its support for a piece of legislation that will make Washington D.C. a state, according to The Daily Wire.
The Biden Administration “strongly supports H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.”
The bill would be “providing its residents with long-overdue full representation in Congress while maintaining a Federal District that will continue to serve as our Nation’s seat of government.”
“The more than 700,000 people of Washington, D.C. have been deprived of full representation in the U.S. Congress.”
“This taxation without representation and denial of self-governance is an affront to the democratic values on which our Nation was founded.”
“Establishing the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as the 51st state will make our Union stronger and more just. Washington, D.C. has a robust economy, a rich culture, and a diverse population of Americans from all walks of life who are entitled to full and equal participation in our democracy.”
“The Administration looks forward to working with the Congress as H.R. 51 proceeds through the legislative process to ensure that it comports with Congress’ constitutional responsibilities and its constitutional authority to admit new states to the Union by legislation.”
“The Administration calls for the Congress to provide for a swift and orderly transition to statehood for the people of Washington, D.C.”
H.R. 51 will make the “Capitol,” “The principal Federal monuments, the White House, the Capitol Building, the United States Supreme Court Building, and the Federal executive, legislative, and judicial office buildings located adjacent to the Mall and the Capitol Building.”
H.R. 51 will need 60 votes to surpass the filibuster wif it reaches the Senate.
“The residents of our nation’s capital deserve voting representation in Congress and full local self-government,” stated Eleanor Holmes Norton.
“With Thursday’s House vote and expected passage, along with Democratic control of the Senate and White House, we have never been closer to statehood,” Norton said.
Rep. James Comer said, “D.C. statehood is a key part of the radical leftist agenda to reshape America, along with the Green New Deal, defunding the police and packing the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Jen Psaki said, in reference to Bidens own opinion “He believes they deserve representation, that’s why he supports D.C. statehood.”
From The Daily Wire:
On Tuesday, the Biden administration officially said that it supports a bill that would make Washington, D.C., a state.
Those who are in support of the bill believe that not allowing D.C. to become a state in an attempt to keep people from voting, specifically in an area where many people of color reside. Those who oppose granting D.C. statehood claim that it is unconstitutional and is an attempt by Democrats to get more control in the legislature.