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H.R. 1291 (115th): Washington, D.C. Admission Act

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To provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union.

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Sponsor and status

Eleanor Norton

Sponsor. Representative for the District of Columbia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 1, 2017
Length: 41 pages
Mar 1, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 1, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Norton to Speak at Two Events Commemorating Veterans Day, This Weekend
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (Sponsor) on Nov 10, 2018

On Memorial Day, Norton Announces Resolution Honoring D.C. Servicemembers and Bill to Bolster Pro Bono Services for Veterans
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (Sponsor) on May 28, 2018

On D.C. Emancipation Day, Norton Thanks Residents and Activists for Meeting with Members to Help Secure Three New D.C. Statehood Cosponsors
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (Sponsor) on Apr 16, 2018

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Mar 1, 2017

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H.R. 1291 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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