A bill to provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Delaware. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2019
Length: 41 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on February 28, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
42 Cosponsors (41 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Passed House (Senate next) — Jun 26, 2020
Ordered Reported — Feb 11, 2020
What legislators are saying
“Carper Statement on Historic House Vote to Finally Give Washington, DC Statehood”
— Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE] (Sponsor) on Jun 26, 2020
“Norton to Speak at Veterans for D.C. Statehood Rally, Receive Award, Monday”
— Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC] on Nov 8, 2019
“Norton Announces Major District Businesses, Employers Are Backing D.C. Statehood”
— Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC] on Sep 17, 2019
May 25, 2017
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1278 (115th).
Feb 28, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 26, 2020
Companion Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 51 (116th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S. 631 (116th).
Jan 26, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 51 (117th).
Jan 24, 2023
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 51.
S. 631 (116th) 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 631. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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