For over 200 yrs the people of DC – who pay taxes, fight in our wars & power our economy – have been denied their right to fully participate in our democracy. It is well past time to grant them the rights they have been fighting for & deserve! #DCStatehoodhttps://t.co/QIXpWtZHai
Democracy cannot be fully realized while 702,000 Americans are denied representation. I am proud to support #DCStatehood and commend the House for passing #HR51 today. Now the Senate must move to finally grant full representation in Congress to the people of our nation’s capital.