WebMemo posted February 20, 2009
D.C. Representation: How Congress Promotes the Interests of the District of Columbia
Pending legislation in the Senate to grant the District of
Columbia a representative in Congress would undermine the
District's unique constitutional status as a city under the
responsibility of the U.S. Congress.
The "District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009" (S.
160) would grant the District a voting representative in Congress.
WebMemo posted July 26, 2007
The Constitution and Voting Representation for the District ofColumbia
The Senate is currently considering S. 1257, the "District of
Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007," which would grant the
District of Columbia a full representative in Congress and provide
an additional representative to Utah. The House of Representatives
passed a version of this legislation in April.
The case for granting full congressional representation…