House to vote on DC statehood for first time since 1993, lawmakers say

The House of Representatives will vote later this year whether Washington, D.C., should become the country's 51st state, the city's lawmakers and House Oversight chairwoman said Thursday.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., announced a markup is to be held in February to consider a D.C. statehood bill, which is expected to be sent to the full House for a vote later this year, she said....

...The House Committee on Oversight and Reform markup on a D.C. statehood bill would be the first since 1993, said chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. In September 2019, the committee held a hearing on D.C. statehood, also the first since 1993.

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