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Key Votes

HR 51 - D.C. Statehood Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Thomas Holden voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (153-277) - (Key vote)

Title: D.C. Statehood Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that grants statehood to the District of Columbia.

  • Permits citizens to choose electors, Representatives and Senators -Maintains the Federal Government's authority over specified property, including military property and Federal monuments, and prohibits imposing taxes on federal property.
  • Provides for Federal payments in lieu of taxes to New Columbia.
  • Provides for the adoption of a state constitution and the election to Congress of two Senators and one member of the House of Representatives -Provides for two years for transition into statehood.
  • Establishes a Statehood Transition Commission to assist in statehood transition, including the set-up of taxes, the incarceration of criminals and the conversion of D.C.'s government offices to state offices..
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: D.C. Statehood Bill



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