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District of Columbia

The District of Columbia (DC) is the nation’s capital district. Although DC has a larger population than some states, the District is not one of the fifty states and so has no senators and its representative in the House of Representatives is a delegate with limited voting privileges. Delegates have a marginalized role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.


District of Columbia’s one representative, called an “at-large” representative because they represent the entire area, is:

Eleanor Norton
At Large

Eleanor Norton

Democrat
Since Jan 3, 1991
(Current term ends Jan 3, 2021)