Why Democrats Are Still Taking Their Time on D.C. Statehood

Why Democrats Are Still Taking Their Time on D.C. Statehood
With one move, Democrats could reshape government and potentially lock in their majority in the Senate for years to come. Four of their own stand in the way.The party may have just a few months to make it happen—but leaders in the House and Senate are taking their time and arguing about the details.Advocates see statehood for Washington, D.C., as a moral issue, because it would give equal rights and representation to the residents of a city whose population is larger than that of three states. And they see it as a legal issue, because it would clarify the gray areas that result from the federal government’s control over some municipal affairs. However, as has always been the case in establishing new states, the issue is almost completely consumed by politics, because what the statehood debate really comes down to is control of the Senate.The biggest obstacle to D.C. statehood… ..... Read More.
THE ATLANTIC – Politics | Politics & GovernmentFri, February 19, 2021
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