Cicilline Statement on DC Statehood

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement after the House voted to make Washington, D.C., the 51st State:

“I was proud to vote for legislation making Washington, D.C., our country’s 51st State today. More than 700,000 Americans call the District of Columbia home. Yet, they still do not have a voice in Congress. This isn’t just wrong, it’s un-American. America is the only democracy in the world that does not provide residents of its capital with voting representation in their national legislature. The Senate should bring this bill up for a vote as soon as possible.”

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