House passes the vote to give statehood to District of Columbia

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The House of Representatives impacted the world forever Friday, passing for the first time legislation that would give statehood to the District of Columbia.

The bill went along partisan divisions, 232-180.

Despite the fact that the bill isn't relied upon to go in the Senate and become law, the House vote denotes a significant achievement for the individuals who state the area's in excess of 700,000 residents have been surpassed for a really long time.

"The United States is the only Democratic country that denies both voting rights in its national legislature and local autonomy to the residents of its nation's capital," said Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C.'s non-voting delegate to the House, during debate on the House floor.

Rep. Jody Hice, R.- Ga., stood against the bill, saying the Founding Fathers discussed making D.C. a state and dismissed the thought.

"As James Madison expressed himself in Federalist 43, if the nation's capital city was situated in a state, the federal government could be subjected to undue influence by that state," Hice said.

Ahead of the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Republicans shouldn't obstruct the vote on the grounds that D.C. representatives would be Democrats.

While the bill is probably not going to become law given Republican control of the Senate, Democrats encouraged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to consider the enactment once the House makes a move.

The standpoint for the legislation likewise looks horrid at the official level. In a meeting with the New York Post a month ago, President Donald Trump showed that he would veto the enactment on the off chance that it arrived at the Oval Office, saying that the locale "will never be a state."

"You mean District of Columbia, a state? Why? So we can have two more Democratic, Democrat senators and five more congressmen? No thank you. That’ll never happen," he said at the time.