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Sen. Tom Carper announces bill to give D.C. statehood

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 20: Senator Tom Carper, (D-DE) and ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, speaks during a hearing, May 20, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler will face questions as his agency faces legal challenges and criticism for easing enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic and rolling back vehicle emissions rules. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 1:15 PM PT – Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduces a bill aimed at making Washington D.C. a state.

Carper took to Twitter Wednesday to discuss his efforts to “give the over 700,000 D.C. residents a voice, vote and full representation in Congress.”

The so-called ‘Washington D.C. Admissions Act‘ has received support from several members of the Democrat party. However, Republicans are concerned making D.C. a state will place two more Democrats in the Senate.

Democrats would need at least 60 votes in the upper chamber to pass the proposal, but they may only need a simple majority if the filibuster is abolished.

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