House Votes Full Mem­ber­ship for D.C.

The Washington Post Sunday - - Metro Week - Mea­sure Faces Foes in Se­nate, White House

A bill giv­ing the Dis­trict its first full seat in Congress cleared the House and heads to the Se­nate.

Democrats steered through leg­is­la­tion to add two seats in the House: one for the over­whelm­ingly Demo­cratic Dis­trict and an­other for the next state in line to pick up a rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Repub­li­can­lean­ing Utah.

The tougher test will come in the Se­nate, where Democrats do not have enough votes to stop a fil­i­buster. The White House has threat­ened a veto.

The House ac­tion came days af­ter thou­sands marched to the Capi­tol de­mand­ing vot­ing rights.

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