Biden White House officially supports making DC the 51st state
Added 04-20-21 02:29:02pm EST - “President Biden's White House Tuesday formally backed making Washington, D.C., the 51st state of the union and urged Congress to pass the H.R. 51 legislation to give Washingtonians "long overdue full representation."” - Foxnews.com
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Rep. James Comer says the vote is a political power grab and a way to end the filibuster and pass liberal legislation.
President Biden's White House Tuesday formally backed making Washington, D.C., the 51st state of the union and urged Congress to pass the H.R. 51 legislation to give Washingtonians "long overdue full representation."
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said the Biden administration "strongly supports" the D.C. statehood legislation that would give the district two new senators and one member of Congress.
"For far too long, the more than 700,000 people of Washington, D.C., have been deprived of full representation in the U.S. Congress," the White House OMB statement said. "This taxation without representation and denial of self-governance is an affront to the democratic values on which our nation was founded.
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