H.R. 317: New Columbia Admission Act

Introduced:

Jan 13, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Jan 13, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 13, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Eleanor Norton

Delegate for District of Columbia At Large

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 13, 2015
Length: 29 pages

Prognosis:

1% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for the admission of the State of New Columbia into the Union.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

Should Washington, D.C. become the 51st state?

With 672,228 residents last year, it has a larger population than two actual states: Vermont and Wyoming. And its economy islarger than 16 other states’. Yet it does not have full representation in Congress, and no new states have been added since Hawaii in 1959. The New Columbia Admission Act ...

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History

Jan 13, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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