District of Columbia

The District of Columbia (DC) is the nation’s capital. Although DC has a larger population than some states, the District is not one of the fifty states and so has no senators or representatives in Congress.

Instead, the District of Columbia sends a delegate to the House of Representatives with essentially no voting privileges. Delegates have a marginal role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.


Eleanor Norton

Jan 3, 1991-Present