First House Hearing on D.C. Statehood in 26 Years Set for July
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), along with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, today announced that the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, under Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), will hold a hearing on the D.C. statehood bill (H.R. 51) on July 24th, the first time the House of Representatives has taken up legislation to make D.C. the 51st state in 26 years. The bill is endorsed by Campaign Legal Center.
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