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Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:35 PM

DC statehood should cut the legs out from under

Sinema and Manchin?

It's moving right along through the House!

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Reply DC statehood should cut the legs out from under (Original post)
cilla4progress Apr 2021 OP
PoliticAverse Apr 2021 #1
bearsfootball516 Apr 2021 #2
ColinC Apr 2021 #5
tinrobot Apr 2021 #6
ColinC Apr 2021 #7
Hekate Apr 2021 #8
cilla4progress Apr 2021 #9
SoCalDavidS Apr 2021 #3
magicarpet Apr 2021 #4
xmas74 Apr 2021 #10

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:39 PM

1. So do you think Manchin and Sinema will vote in favor of it? n/t

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:39 PM

2. It needs 60 votes in the Senate.

Manchin and Sinema won't matter.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:04 PM

5. Might make it as a reconciliation bill

There are 2 or 3 (I think) left that can be done this year

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Response to ColinC (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:36 PM

6. Reconciliation is for budgets only

How is statehood related to budget?

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:41 PM

7. States don't contribute federal taxes?

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Response to ColinC (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:51 PM

8. Territories & whatever DC is are in a limbo of taxation without representation. So statehood...

...is likely to have a neutral tax impact on the US budget. Currently they get one Representative in the House, but she canít vote.

Wikipedia or Google is likely to tell you a lot more detail, but basically, they are already paying federal taxes but have no say in how the money is spent.

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Response to ColinC (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:04 PM

9. That's what I'm

thinking.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:43 PM

3. D.O.A.

One of many bills to come that will pass the House, and go nowhere.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:44 PM

4. We need the Senema and Manchin votes,...

.... when the senate bill comes up for DC statehood. If either votes no the issue is doomed for passage. Will they be willing to relinquish the power they hold over the Biden policy agendas ?

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:08 PM

10. The Senate would need to end the filibuster

Until then it's DOA.

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