|Thursday, April 22, 2021|
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Complete Consideration of H.R. 51 – Washington, D.C. Admission Act (Rep. Norton – Oversight and Reform)
This bill would admit the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union and reduce the size of the federal district.
This bill provides procedures for admission, including establishing requirements for the first election of two Senators and one Representative, delineating the boundaries of the State and the federal district, clarifying the effect of admission on current laws in the federal district, and prohibiting the State from taxing federal property.
The bill permanently increases the size of the membership of the House of Representatives to 436 and repeals the law providing for the federal district’s participation in the election of the President and Vice President. The bill also establishes a commission to ensure an orderly transition to statehood and a reduced federal district.
Click here for bill text.
Click here a fact sheet from the Oversight Committee.
Click here for a section-by-section from the Oversight Committee.
The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Postponed Procedural Vote (1 vote)
Motion to Table the Motion to Reconsider the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass Certain Bills and Agree to A Resolution
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.”