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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 03:00 AM

Quest for D.C. statehood finds new friends and foes: Other states

WASHINGTON ó Congress had yet to even schedule a hearing on a measure granting statehood to the District of Columbia when a panel of state lawmakers in Arizona voted in February to take a stand against D.Cís plea to become the 51st state.

From their committee room some 2,300 miles from the nationís capital, members of Arizonaís House Government & Elections Committee weighed in on the brewing statehood debate with a resolution declaring formal opposition.

That Arizona measure ó which has cleared one GOP-controlled chamber so far ó is an example of how far-reaching the national debate over D.C.ís latest push for statehood has become, as the U.S. House nears votes on the question. Democrats are framing it as a voting rights issue, in a year when states are battling over access to the ballot box.

At least 13 states have introduced resolutions this year signaling a position on whether D.C. should become the 51st state. Eleven have resolutions filed in support, two in opposition, and one state has measures both supporting and opposing statehood, according to a tally by Students for D.C. Statehood.

Read more: https://www.virginiamercury.com/2021/04/08/quest-for-d-c-statehood-finds-new-friends-and-foes-other-states/

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