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“Today, I’m proud to introduce #S51 to make DC the 51st state in our Union”, Carper said via Twitter.
AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin
Birds fly around the Peace Monument, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
The US Constitution designates the nation’s capital as a federal district – the District of Columbia – without formal representation in Congress.
Democrats need the support of at least ten Republicans in the Senate to make Washington, DC a state. However, Republicans have said the effort seeks to expand Democratic interests on Capitol Hill.