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House approves DC statehood bill

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Why isn’t D.C. a state? 

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution calls for the creation of a federal district to be the seat of government. The Founders carved D.C. out of two states, Maryland and Virginia, so no single state would have undue influence, hosting the capital.

However, the legislation would carve out a capital city district, a special political subdivision, around the White House, government buildings, the national mall and U.S. Capitol. That would be all that was left of the “District of Columbia.”

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a statement Wednesday arguing that the tiny federal district could still be beholden to the new state.

“For example, given its small size, the Federal capital would depend entirely on the new State of Washington, D.C. for most, if not all, of the necessary modern services, which directly implicates a concern that troubled the Framers,” OMB said.

The OMB statement also argued that the current House bill is unconstitutional because of how it would take land away from the current district to form a state.

House passes DC statehood bill: Here’s how it would work

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18 minutes ago, Vambo said:

We don't often agree- but yup- power grab by the Democrats.... It also flies in the concept of what constitutes a "state". Like a fairly large area. DC is a city that the Democrats want to turn into a state. A quick look- Rhode Island the smallest state is 1,544 square miles. DC is 68, sorry you don't rate.   

Fear not- it's not happening, Bill is DOA in the Senate.... 

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1 hour ago, hoorta said:

Fear not- it's not happening, Bill is DOA in the Senate.... 

This..

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With all we are dealing with, this is what our federal government is working on, 🤦‍♂️. If this isn’t an indictment of our republic I don’t know what is.

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