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Statehood Hearing For D.C. Unlikely to Spur Change

Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn’t mean residents of the nation’s capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill.

09/15/2014

President Barack Obama wants cars to be able to talk to each other. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama on Statehood for DC: ‘I’m For It’

President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation’s capital.

07/21/2014

People brave light rain as they arrive near at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary on the March on Washington. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

DC Mayor Makes Case for Statehood to ‘Let Freedom Ring’ Attendees

As thousands of people gathered near the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this morning, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray used the opportunity to speak on behalf of D.C. statehood.

08/28/2013

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Delaware Senator Introduces D.C. Statehood Bill

Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has introduced a bill that would make the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state.

01/24/2013

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Inauguration to be Platform for D.C. Statehood

District of Columbia officials are using Inauguration Day to call attention to the District’s lack of statehood and congressional representation.

01/16/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at the Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport on Oct. 25, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Leaders: Obama Has Done Little for Us

President Barack Obama carried the nation’s capital in 2008 with 92 percent of the vote, and some local activists hoped he would push to give the District of Columbia representation in Congress and more autonomy in local affairs.

10/26/2012

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