Sen. Tom Carper Announces Bill To Give D.C. Statehood
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) recently introduced a bill aimed at making Washington, D.C. a state.
e took to Twitter Wednesday to discuss his efforts to “give the over 700,000 D.C. residents a voice, vote and full representation in Congress.”
For years, I have fought alongside @EleanorNorton and @MayorBowser to make #DCStatehood a reality and to give the over 700,000 D.C. residents a voice, vote, and full representation in Congress.
Today, I’m proud to introduce #S51 to make D.C. the 51st state in our Union. pic.twitter.com/PFBHULC6lj
— Senator Tom Carper (@SenatorCarper) January 27, 2021
The so-called ‘Washington D.C. Admissions Act‘ has received support from several members of the Democrat Party. However, Republicans are concerned making D.C. a state might place two more Democrats in the Senate.
Democrats would need at least 60 votes in the upper chamber to pass the propos….