HR 51 - D.C. Statehood Bill - National Key Vote


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Title: D.C. Statehood Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that grants statehood to the District of Columbia.


  • Permits citizens to choose electors, Representatives and Senators -Maintains the Federal Government's authority over specified property, including military property and Federal monuments, and prohibits imposing taxes on federal property.
  • Provides for Federal payments in lieu of taxes to New Columbia.
  • Provides for the adoption of a state constitution and the election to Congress of two Senators and one member of the House of Representatives -Provides for two years for transition into statehood.
  • Establishes a Statehood Transition Commission to assist in statehood transition, including the set-up of taxes, the incarceration of criminals and the conversion of D.C.'s government offices to state offices..