According to reports by Washington Post June 26 2020, the Bill passed by 180 out of 232 votes in favour in the lower house of the US Congress the House of Representatives. This Bill grant the United States of America capital Washington D.C statehood for the first time since it was created 230 years ago.
Upcoming USA Presidential Elections in November 2020, the Bill introduced by Eleanor Holmes Norton (Delegate to United States House of Representatives) seems unlikely to come into force as the chances for the Bill to advance at the Senate (Upper House of Congress) seems unlikely. Also, the United States of American President has made it clear that he would ‘veto’ the Bill even if it is passed at the Senate.
In 1790, Washington D.C was turn out from the states of Virginia and Maryland. D.C stands for District of Columbia.
During Pandemic, at the House of Representatives (Lower House of Congress), the Democratic Party has a clear majority with 233 seats out of the total 435 seats. The United States of American President Donald Trump’s Republican Party has 198 members at the House of Representatives (Lower House of Congress ). Out of 233 Democrats, 232 have voted in favour of the Bill. The Republican Party (Donald Trump Party) has voiced their opposition against the Bill from the beginning.
At the Senate (Upper House of Congress), the D.C. statehood bill is even unlikely to be introduced as the Republican Party (Donald Trump Party) has a majority with 53 out of the 100 seats. Democrats have 45 seats at the Senate.
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