On Friday, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bower told “Just the News” that the Democratic majority Senate and House will vote to approve statehood for the District of Columbia and send the bill to President Joe Biden’s desk, who has shown support for D.C. statehood in years past
Bowser said, “The nation’s capital, the federal enclave, continues to exist as the nation’s capital and everything outside of those new boundaries becomes the 51st state. Our congresswoman – we had our first successful vote on statehood in the House of Representatives last year. She reintroduced the bill. She has a record number of sponsors.”
She continued, “It is going to be reintroduced in the Senate in a couple of weeks, and we expect to have a favorable vote in the Senate as well, and then it goes to the president of the United States. We have made a big focus to President Biden to support D.C. statehood and make it part of his 100-day agenda.”
She added, “Just like you, we pay the same federal taxes as every citizen of the fifty states of the U.S. expect we do not have two senators. We literally have no one to speak for us in the Senate. We have to have full representation.”
If D.C. is granted statehood, and two senators, there is no doubt that democrats will look to capitalize. With already a majority in the senate, this would give Democrats a significant advantage in increasing their stranglehold.