Biden Endorses Bill to Make Washington DC the 51st State
President Joe Biden’s administration officially endorsed Tuesday the movement to make Washington DC the 51st state of the United States of America. In particular, the administration called on the US Congress to “provide for a swift and orderly transition to statehood” for the nation’s capital.
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In a statement, the Biden White House affirmed their support for Washington DC as the 51st state. “Establishing the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as the 51st state will make our Union stronger and more just.
Washington, D.C. has a robust economy, a rich culture, and a diverse population of Americans from all walks of life who are entitled to full and equal participation in our democracy,” it wrote.
The 51st State
Specifically, the administration expressed its support for HR 51, or the Washington DC Admission Act. It said that “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,” referring to the district’s unofficial slogan. The phrase “Taxation without representation” often appears in many local license plates.
“This taxation without representation and denial of self-governance is an affront to the democratic values on which our Nation was founded. H.R. 51rights this wrong by making Washington, D.C. a state and providing its residents with long-overdue full representation in Congress while maintaining a Federal District that will continue to serve as our Nation’s seat of government,” the statement added.
Vote Scheduled This Week
Meanwhile, the House plans to vote for HR 51 this week. The campaign for Washington DC’s statehood is part of Biden’s first 100-days agenda. Even if the bill passes the House, it will need GOP support. Specifically, they'll need the votes of at least 10 Republican senators to make it to Biden’s desk. Otherwise, the Democrat majority will need to go around the requirement for supermajority voting.
However, getting GOP support for Washington DC is easier said than done. Many Republicans believe that the push for DC statehood is a purely political power play. In fact, Texas Senator Ted Cruz tweeted that Democrats are only pushing for DC statehood to get two more senators. He asked Democrats if they would support moves to give Arlington back to Washington DC. Cruz’s statement implies that outside of Arlington, the state of Virginia votes Republican. He then challenges Democrats if they’re ready to accept losing Virginia.
Reasons the GOP Opposes The 51st State
Outside of the potential political windfall for Democrats, the GOP did come up with a number of reasons for opposing the proposed statehood. Foremost among their arguments is what they called the Founders’ intent.
When they created the federal territory of Washington DC, the Founding Fathers didn’t exactly mean a small strip of land that holds the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Mall.
Also, Republicans argued that if Washington DC residents purely wanted representation in Congress, they could agree to give most of the District’s territory back to Maryland.
This way, the 712,000 residents can now vote for their representative. However, both Maryland and DC oppose this suggestion. Washington DC residents Finally, the GOP believes that granting statehood makes the 23rd Amendment, which awards three electoral votes to the district, becomes meaningless.
Also, if Washington DC becomes a state, only the White House, Congress, SCOTUS, and the Mall will remain a federal district. This means the White House residents will hold the voting power to determine which candidate will receive their electoral votes.
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Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that this movement is only a ploy by Democrats to pack Congress with even more Democrat voting support as DC is jam-packed with Democrat voters who would certainly vote for any and all Democrat bills! DC is 90+% Democrat! The House would get more Democrat Reps and the Senate would get two more Democrat Senators! What kind of fairness is this supposed to be?
DC should be left as neutral ground.
All I have to say is be prayed up and listen for the trumpet to sound Revelations is fulfilling!
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Since January 20th the Democrats have been a run away freight train hell bent on changing every tradition ever established in this country at warp speed. Following through with Barack Hussein Obama’s scheme, I mean dream…of fundamentally changing the country as he spoke of on his inauguration day. They had a 4 year setback when the evil orange man made America great again. And they’re making sure that will never happen again.
He is destroying the Constitution and everything that our country was founded upon. What’s next. Rewrite all of History and say that we have been doing it wrong for over 200 years.
He has destroyed every good thing President Trump has done just to be spitefull. He should of never been aloud to run for President , he can’t even speak a full sentence without studering he cant even walk up a flight of stairs for that fact! He’s running our country into the ground with his foolishness.
What is worse is, they’re gonna go after Puerto Rico next. Doubling the mess they’re trying to pull off now.
I had not thought about Porto Rico or the Philappines, but if we can make Alaska and Hawaii states, why not?
Just another deploy for the “socialist left” to make AMERICA a Communist Nation by adding unneeded votes! Make America First! This was never needed before, no matter what Party was in the White House. So, again it is just another way for “THE Socialist Party” to try and increase unneeded votes for their agenda!!
Leave it along like it was intended by our Forefathers!
p.s. Keep your good work up.
What a mistake! Our great country has been a disaster since Crazy Joe became president!!
These Dems think the public is stupid, we see how everything is manipulated in their favor. Looks like pre Hitler storm trooper moves, controlling Dem state governors who won’t resign from office, media suppressing any wrongdoing by Dem leadership, the only difference is America has more weapons than the poor individuals in pre Hitler Germany.
Washington DC is a bankrupt corporation. Statehood would eliminate that.
Our nation’s capital should be moved to one of the Rat Islands in the Aleutian chain. With any luck a volcano would wipe ’em out and we could start with a fresh slate.
DC is a city not a state. They would need a governor and state offices etc. This is nonsense. This admonistrationis ruining the country!
This is just another ploy to transition the US into something less than a Democracy.
Joe get your head our of your but and start doing the right things you and not the should do not the wrong things Joe you are no leader you are a trader for the USA.GET TOUR BUT AUT OF YOUR TAIL AND GET TO WORK FOR the people .
Joe blow get to work for the USA not for the Dumercrats you are destroying the USA cant you see
what you are doing .
DC was established to be a neutral ground for the government, free from any influences of a state. If the founders of this country did not foresee the problems of needing a neutral territory they could have let either New York City or Philadelphia as the capital, because they were at one time used as the U.S. Capital. NO state can ever have personal influence over the U. S. government, The District of Columbia MUST REMAIN AS A NEUTRAL AND INDEPENDANT. Actually the District should be run by the Federal government and not as a normal city. There should be a city director and federal police and emergency services under the federal government and all necessary services as needed. NOT as an independent city with a mayor and all the independent services. IT NEEDS TO BE A TRULY INDEPENDENT DISTRICT FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. The citizens who live inside the District can still have their voting rights just the same as those who live in U.S. Territories have voting rights.
Most of you got it right. The big question is how do you (we) stop him?
Demolish the whole thing, make it a bird sanctuary.
This is an absolutely horrible idea. Our nations capitol needs to be separate from any state. There’s already so much corruption in DC and this will only lead to further corruption. Everyone needs to contact their members of Congress (House and Senate) and tell them they must vote NO to DC becoming a state. Just leaving a message here won’t do any good.
Another one of their ploys to keep control of this country. Impeach 46.
The Whitehouse can not be in a single state, the founding fathers knew this over 200 hundred years ago. They were smart not like what we have now.
The next cheat move by dumb & dumber and the rest of the democrats. It’s like the country is being run by the communist mafia, but even the mafia get arrested sometimes?!
Sometime needs to change this man’s diaper! It’s so full it’s spewintfrom his mouth!!!
DC is a city and should not ever become become a state. The Constitution should never be messed with. It has been an excellent guide for a lot of years. Besides this, there is way too much corruption in the government. God help us keep America strong.
Leave Washington alone. Maybe one day it can get back to what it used to be.
Surely not well thought of only favors one political party. Not the intent of the Constitution as written. Leave it as is. It’s worked for over 200 years plus. Just don’t mess with something that works as it should. DC is a stink hole, this will only increase the odor it emits.
Leave Washington DC as a district , the city that should be it’s own State is New York City to take the burden off the tax payers of the rest of New York State.And as far as making Puerto Rico it’s own State they have been trying to do that for year’s there citizens don’t want it they just want the aid and programs we the tax payers pay for.An Biden is only Pelosi’s PUPPET what Nancy wants Nancy gets.And for changing History and removing flags and features is ridiculous are they just trying to say it never happened and rewrite the history books .It is called History for a reason.
WHEN IS SOMEONE GONNA IMPEACH BIDEN HARRIS PELOSI CHUCK???????????????? NOW IS THE TYME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET THEM A PLANE TICKET ONE WAY TO CHINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I firmly believe that Washington DC must remain the way it is. Our founding father’s had more sense than those who are suppose to be serving us, “We the People”. And they are not. I am a Latina/Native American and I gave an oath to serve my country back in the day, as did all the people who we voted for to serve in the House of Representatives, Senate, the Vice Presidency and the President. They should be asking “US” what we want instead of doing what they want.
Let’s create the State of Jefferson which would include the Northern part of California (North of Sacramento) and the Southern half of Oregon (South of Eugene)while we’re at it. This was already in progress prior to the United States being drug into World War II by the bombing of Pearl Harbor but was never completed. This would give fair representation to both parts of the two states that they do not get now. Talk about taxation without representation!
I agree that its just another scumbag move by the left to get socialism and communism in our beloved country with their votes. Get Biden and Harris out of office for treason and numerous other offenses. Bring back our liberty and freedom of speech. Yes, and get rid of the ILLEGAL ALIENS.
At some point in time (soon, I hope!), the greed and self-serving quest for control and power by the democrats and the Deep State has to stop. Let’s hope there are enough politicos that value what our country has been and still could be to put a stop to the destruction of the unique values and dreams our Founding Fathers blessed the country and the world with. It’s absolutely amazing how blind and stupid some people can be about what the country will deteriorate to by continuing the direction the self-serving democrats and rinos want for their own purposes. Actually, I think it all comes down to them being ‘one French fry short of a Happy Meal’!
The founding fathers, if they were around, would be ashamed of this scam by the democratic politicians. They would most likely have the fortitude to fight this, just like they fought for the their independence from England. Every American should be completely opposed to this. There will never be a democracy in the U.S. if this happens. If your a christian, PRAY that this does not happen.
NO NO NO! The Democrat party is no less evil than that of Hitler regime; what a vial bunch! They are attempting to trash our constitution, the constitution that stood for years and made the USA the GREATEST country on earth! They have been systematically destroying all things good and replacing them with evil! They are the party of evil…. I will echo what someone has already stated… “Be prayed up in the Holy Spirit, make sure your lamps are trimmed and your oil full, then continue to listen for the sound of trumpet and the call of Jesus… Friends the Revelation of John is FULLY underway and soon to be fulfilled! Make ready!
Unfortunately, these idiots will continue to push and push until they have a citizenry that feels the only choice they have is to go to war. They are too arrogant to understand that they will be some of the first casualties of this war. I think all of this really sucks. I didn’t believe the next civil war would come in my time, but now I am bumming that it will. Stand up, pull up your pants, and start getting prepared to protect your family and property. These people are going to be the cause of millions lives lost.