Rep. Norton Praises Passage Of House Bill To Make D.C. 51st State

-A +A
0

[D.C. Statehood Bill]
Rep. Norton: “We are buoyed by the priority the House gave D.C. statehood at a time when COVID-19 has meant that only essential bills are coming to the floor this year. We are undaunted by the lack of support in the Republican-controlled Senate."
Photo: YouTube

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton is celebrating Friday's House passage of a bill to make Washington D.C. America's 51st state.

After managing the debate on the District of Columbia statehood bill (H.R. 51) on the House floor, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) celebrated House passage of the bill today with House leadership and her colleagues following overwhelming support by 232 Democrats, most of them cosponsors of the bill.

The bill had 227 cosponsors, more than enough to guarantee passage. Neither chamber of Congress had passed the bill before.

“We are buoyed by the priority the House gave D.C. statehood at a time when COVID-19 has meant that only essential bills are coming to the floor this year,” Norton said. “We are undaunted by the lack of support in the Republican-controlled Senate, and the White House. We are certainly not discouraged by President Trump’s outspoken opposition to home rule and his attempts to control the District of Columbia and the city’s police force in acts of brazen presidential irresponsibility.

“Far from underestimating the work to come, however, our strategy is in place for full speed ahead. That strategy will soon become apparent, but today we celebrate.”

Shortly after being elected, Norton got D.C.’s first-ever vote on the D.C. statehood bill in 1993, but despite control of the House by Democrats, many from the South, the bill did not prevail.

Also Check Out...

Puma Cricket is garnering all the attention after the company came to the rescue of Winston Benjamin,
Former Antiguan Cricketer’s Plea
"I support Cheney because she actually supports the election results. She's a true Republican and always has been."
Cheney Fighting To Retain Seat
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will travel to Queens and Brooklyn, New York,
U.S. Secretary of Education Coming
Get fresh with True Laundry Detergent and join the movement today!
Get America's Best-Selling
voting-rights organizations Wednesday urged a federal appeals court to reject part of a controversial Florida elections law
Voting-Rights Group: Florida'
A diversity report found the NBA posting nearly across-the-board gains in hiring of minorities and women
NBA Diversity Study Finds Job