We might have an extra star on our American flag soon.
The House of Representatives is set to vote on a new bill that would make Washington D.C. the 51st state.
The Washington D.C. Admission Act HAS made its way to the house after the House Oversight and Reform Committee passed the bill on a 25-19 vote.
President Trump spoke about D.C. becoming a state and said if this bill is passed it means we will have ”two automatic Democrat” seats in the Senate.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) April 17, 2021
JUST IN: The House Oversight Committee has voted to advance legislation Wednesday that would make Washington, D.C. the 51st state in the U.S., sending the bill to a full vote of the House next week.
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) April 14, 2021
Newsmax covered the story and shared these details:
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote next Thursday on a bill that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st U.S. state.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee passed H.R. 51, also known as the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, last Wednesday in a 25-19 party-line vote.
The legislation has 215 co-sponsors and is likely to pass the House with all Republicans voting against it. D.C. does not have full representation on Capitol Hill and Congress can also vote to overrule laws passed by the D.C. Council.
D.C. residents overwhelmingly voted for statehood in 2016.
So what would a 51-star flag look like?
Well, it would have three rows of 9 stars and eight rows of three stars.
People around D.C are already making 51-star flags and waving them around in D.C.
— Indivisible NationBK (@bkindivisible) April 14, 2021
In case you're wondering what the flag might look like with DC added: https://t.co/14nXWV4SP0
— Awww…Bless Yer Heart (@AwBlessYerHeart) April 14, 2021
Fox News covered D.C.’s potential statehood too:
A panel of House Democrats advanced legislation Wednesday to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state in the union after hourslong debate over the constitutionality of the plan and the political ramifications of a newly minted blue state.
The House Oversight Committee voted 25-19 in a party-line vote to support statehood and to send the bill to a full vote of the House next week. No Republican backed the measure.
Backed by D.C. residents, Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, supporters of statehood argued it’s long overdue to end the taxation of Washingtonians without federal government representation.
“Congress can no longer exclude D.C. residents from the democratic process, forcing residents to watch from the sidelines as Congress votes on laws that affect the nation or votes even on the laws of the duly elected D.C. government,” Norton said Wednesday.
“Democracy requires much more. D.C. residents demand much more. D.C. residents deserve full voting representation in the Senate and the House and complete control over their local affairs. They deserve statehood.”
Many believe by making Washington D.C. a state it’s just another way for Democrats to gain more power in the Senate.
What do you think?