About the bill
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, H.R. 317 and S. 1688, would formally change this by making the District of Columbia an official state named New Columbia.
Currently, not only does the District of Columbia ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Delaware. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2015
Length: 29 pages
Jun 25, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on June 25, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jan 24, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 132 (113th).
Jun 25, 2015
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S. 1688 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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