DC Voting Rights Bill Advances

A bill to grant voting rights to Washington, D.C. in the House of Representatives advanced through the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today on an 11-1 vote.

The bill would treat D.C. as a congressional district, except that it would have one voting member instead of two.

Sens. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsSenate panel approves 0M for international climate fund Don’t let Congress legislate science Democrats stage protest during brief House session MORE (R-Maine) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) were the only two Republicans to vote for the bill.

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