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House passes D.C. statehood bill


Pro-statehood demonstrators near the U.S. Capitol on Monday Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

House passes D.C. statehood bill

The U.S. House on Thursday approved a measure that would make Washington, D.C., the nation’s 51st state. The measure passed on a party-line vote. Democrats don’t have enough votes in the Senate to overcome a Republican filibuster, but even if they did, the bill would likely face legal challenges.

What is behind the push for statehood? Although the nation’s capital currently has its own local elected leaders, it is a federal district, so Congress has the power to veto or alter any local laws. Republicans, however, say the bill has nothing to do with giving the left-leaning city’s residents more of a say in their own affairs but is a power grab. The bill would give the new state one representative in the House and two senators, all of whom would most likely be Democrats. 

Dig deeper: Read Anne K. Walter’s report about the statehood debate in The Stew.


Leigh Jones

Leigh is acting managing editor for WORLD Radio. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate who spent six years as a newspaper reporter in Texas before joining WORLD. Leigh also co-wrote Infinite Monster: Courage, Hope, and Resurrection in the Face of One of America's Largest Hurricanes. She resides with her husband and daughter in Houston, Texas.

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Salty1

Are the Democrats doing this for the good of the country or is this to give them more political power? We must understand the Democrats running the party where they are using the fascist mob to advance their agenda. They own the corporate world, Big Tech, the universities, lower education, and the police. Many conservatives warned about this a long time ago as they started amassing power taking over institutions.
Certainly we should fight the spiritual battle but many in the church seem obtuse to fighting the cultural battle. Rather than shrinking back as many Christians are arguing today (such as David French, Marvin Olasky, and others), we need to engage the battle using wisdom that God gives.

If Marvin Olasky is for fighting the cultural war then he needs to step up and address how we should do this!

SJSSalty1

I'm pretty sure Marvin will ignore this comment. I hope so. He has been pretty clear about his role and that of World.

Salty1SJS

Please explain further! I would like to know what he views his role and that of World