H.R. 317: New Columbia Admission Act

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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Jan 13, 2015


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.


Eleanor Norton

Delegate for the District of Columbia



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Last Updated: Jan 13, 2015
Length: 29 pages


Jan 13, 2015

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H.R. 317 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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