Sunday, April 22, 2007

D.C. representative bill passes House

A bill that would give D.C. an actual voting representative in Congress has passed the House.

Don't hold your breath waiting for it to become reality, though. It faces tough sledding in the Senate, a possible presidential veto and almost certain Constitutional challenges.

Update: Here's a fascinating, funny history of the founding of D.C. You can imagine how such a debacle would be portrayed if it occurred today, what with its mix of hubris, corruption, speculation and scheming.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should be challeneged and/or vetoed. Washington D.C. is NOT a state; it is a District.

JP5

4/22/2007 9:08 AM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

While you are correct, I do not understand the moral argument for denying representation to 500,000 people.

4/22/2007 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Mike Panetta said...

Congress has the authority under the constitution to make the District of Columbia a Congressional district - with a full vote. If you'd like to take action please go to http://www.freeandequaldc.com

4/26/2007 2:43 PM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

Good luck with that, Mike.

4/26/2007 3:01 PM  

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