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Schumer Statement On House Passage Of D.C. Statehood Legislation

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement in response to the House passing a bill to make the District of Columbia a state:

“It is past time to end the historic disenfranchisement of hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens and make D.C. a state. As one of my top priorities when it comes to voting rights and democracy reform, I will keep working in the Senate to secure statehood, full voting rights and full home rule, for D.C. in this Congress and beyond.”