Washington, DC Set House to Vote on Dougal Commonwealth

The House of Representatives on Friday is stepping up its historic vote to grant a grant to the District of Columbia State, as Democrats say the district's 700,000 residents have long been "tainted."   Before the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats were working to "fix the injustice."    Pelosi, D-California, said, "For more than two centuries, residents of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC have been denied the right to participate fully in their democracy." Tile. "Instead, they dealt with injustices such as paying taxes, working more equitably and contributing to the economic power of our country, while at the same time denying them their absolute right."


The House of Representatives on Friday is stepping up its historic vote to grant a grant to the District of Columbia State, as Democrats say the district's 700,000 residents have long been "tainted."


Before the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats were working to "fix the injustice."

Pelosi, D-California, said, "For more than two centuries, residents of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC have been denied the right to participate fully in their democracy." Tile. "Instead, they dealt with injustices such as paying taxes, working more equitably and contributing to the economic power of our country, while at the same time denying them their absolute right."

D. C. Mayor Muriel Boyer said at a press conference Thursday that when residents of the district were born without a vote, they "would not die here without a vote."

If we control Democrats from the White House, we will call on Democrats to vote back in the first 100 days of the new administration, whether we are too liberal or too black or too Democrat, ”he said.

Although the Senate's Republican control of the bill is unlikely to become law, many Democrats have asked Senate leaders Mitch McConnell to consider the law if it is to run the House.

Pelosi declared, "The absence of this state is unfair, unequal, undemocratic and unacceptable."

The approach to the law at the executive level is also serious. In an interview with the New York Post last month, President Donald Trump suggested that if he reached the Oval Office, he would veto the law, declaring the district "not a state."

"You are in the District of Columbia, a state? Why? Then we have two more Democrats - Democrat senators and five other members of Congress? No thanks. That will never happen," he said at the time.

On Thursday, House Majority Leader Stenny Hoyer stressed the need to bring in biased views in the debate.

"Alaska and Hawaii were introduced into the union in the same year. Almost everyone in Washington believed that Alaska was a Democratic state, and they believed that Hawaii would be a Republican state - the opposite is true," Hoyer said.

"Nobody thought constitutional framers, federalist papers, would hire states based on their politics. Instead, they would be hired as Americans on the basis of their citizenship and non-German in casting other votes.

The bill includes 220 corporations and D.C. There. K's non-voting representative was drawn by Eleanor Holmes Norton, who is in her 15th year representing the district. The law appropriately assigned Bill No. HR 51 and accepts the "Washington, Dougal Commonwealth" state as the 51st state of the union, with President George Washington, the Virginian and Frederick Dougall abolishing Maryland. Draws a new name.

The proposed new state boundaries will include residential and commercial areas of the district, but no federal monuments, White House, Capitol building, the United States Supreme Court building, and federal executive, legislative, and judicial office buildings. The National Mall and Capitol are nearby. Those areas are excluded, which serves as the District of Columbia and are subject to federal oversight.

Holmes Norton, D., at a recent press conference. D. C., "For the first time, state representation has come to the end of our old motto: taxation without representation." "To cite that rejection, DC residents pay the highest federal taxes per capita without equal representation. Getting into it is the third century of our country, but the state is much more than dollars and cents. Statehood is precious. Living in our nation's capital is not about pride, The state believes that. "

Hoyer recently said that leaders have decided to take action on the ground, as well as deploying federal troops to overcome the protests, when district car legislation is considered a relief from the COVID-19 epidemic. In the wake of the assassination of George Floyd. The double crises facing the country are mixed in the nation's capital, where colored people make up the bulk of the population.

"If DC is a state, it cannot be cut because it is under the CARS Act and its residents will be protected from civil rights violations appearing in Lafayette Square for the benefit of the photo op." D-Md., Argued recently. "This is not just local governance and a fair issue. It's a major civil rights issue.

DC's non-voting "Shadow Senator" Paul Strauss echoed those sentiments in an interview with ABC News. Strengthened by National Guard soldiers, police forced protesters outside the White House earlier this month to clear the way for Trump to seek a heightened visit to a nearby historic church, Strauss noted. State support is one of the highlights of the district's lack of representative autonomy.

"The difference between the state of Washington, where the president can tweet about sending troops, and Washington, DC. He can transport them. We don't have a governor because we're not a state," Strauss said.

The district has some local authority under the "Home Rule" passed by Congress in 1973. The law gives Washington, DC the ability to handle matters by electing mayors and city council members, but the legislation and budget for Congress of the final oversight district. DC state attorneys say that the lack of representation of the "home rule" has been highlighted after the descent of thousands of National Guard men and federal law enforcement officers in the nation's capital recently, none of whom sought the city's top officer and mayor. A bowser who does not care even once. There are no National Guard men and federal enforcement officers in the city, and Bowser is not involved in their movements.

"People are seeing Confederate soldiers on street corners, not just in front of the White House or the National Monument, but in apartment buildings [...]" Strauss said in an interview about the moment. He told ABC News. "People think we're kind of a federal theme park, and then everyone goes home at night in some part of the United States. No, we have a powerful community, mostly unrelated to the federal government."

The concept came to light with a recent tweet from Texas Republican Rep. Kevin Brady, who said the district would merge with the state of the state, and DC state status would be "big government." 'Equivalent to giving to his kingdom;. "

"Does anyone believe that giving Washington more power in Washington will help hard-working taxpayers across America, though," Brody tweeted Thursday.

According to data compiled by Intuit TurboTax, in the fiscal year 2019, only seven states, including California, Hawaii, Oregon, Minnesota, Iowa, New Jersey, and Vermont, have a higher income tax rate compared to Washington, DC.

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