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House approves Washington, DC state by historic vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four decades after launching its campaign for the US state, Washington, DC, it was on the verge of taking a step toward becoming the 51st state, as the House of Representatives approved its admission on Friday. The bill passed in the Democrats-controlled House by a 232-180 vote, …

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House approves measure to make Washington DC a state

The house approved a measure make Washington, DC the fifty-first state on Friday, marking the first time that a DC statehood proposal has been passed in either house of Congress. The legislation went from 232 to 180, and only one Democrat joined Republicans to vote against. The legislation, titled HR …

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House Passes Bill to Make Washington DC State 51

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) greets Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser during a joint press conference ahead of Friday’s historic House vote on the District of Columbia bill at Capitol Hill in Washington, USA, June 25, 2020. Yuri Gripas | Reuters House Democrats passed a bill on Friday to make Washington, …

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