UPDATED 1:15 PM PT – Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduces a bill aimed at making Washington D.C. a state.
Carper took to Twitter Wednesday to discuss his efforts to “give the over 700,000 D.C. residents a voice, vote and full representation in Congress.”
— Senator Tom Carper (@SenatorCarper) January 27, 2021
The so-called ‘Washington D.C. Admissions Act‘ has received support from several members of the Democrat party. However, Republicans are concerned making D.C. a state will place two more Democrats in the Senate.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 27, 2021
Democrats would need at least 60 votes in the upper chamber to pass the proposal, but they may only need a simple majority if the filibuster is abolished.