For more than 200 years Washingtonians have been denied one of our most basic rights as American citizens. On Tuesday, the Senate failed to right this egregious wrong. I will not stop working until the residents of the District of Columbia have the same voice in the House as every other American citizen. Senators Lieberman and Hatch deserve great credit for all of their work on this legislation. I will continue to work closely with them to make sure the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act is passed.