"Attaching these plates to the presidential vehicles demonstrates the President’s commitment to the principle of full representation for the people of the District of Columbia and his willingness to fight for voting rights, Home Rule and budget autonomy for the District,” the statement continued.
The decision follows the approval of a resolution by the D.C. Council calling for Obama to display the city's standard license plates on presidential vehicles.
D.C.'s license plate have contained the phrase "taxation without representation" since 2000.
The district's lone representative is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), who is a "non-voting" member that is only allowed to cast votes on legislation during committee hearings.