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Appearing at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) argued that Washington, D.C. should not be a state because its residents make “irresponsible decisions.” District residents have been engaged in a decades-long fight for statehood in order to gain representation in Congress and full local control of their government.

On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver asked why Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, lacks many of the basic freedoms afforded to the rest of the Land of the Free.

A new proposal in the DC City Council would boost the district’s paid medical leave up to 16 weeks.

Update: The National Park Service has granted the activists a permit to keep the liberty pole on the Mall through 6 p.m. on April 20. "This ensures that while they are exercising their First Amendment rights, they are doing so in accordance with the requirements for public gatherings within National Mall and Memorial Parks," wrote NPS spokesperson Mike Litterst in an email.

During March, passengers using five Metrorail stations will be greeted by standing ads that draw a link between the D.C. Statehood and civil rights movements. The ads were created by the Stand Up! for Democracy in D.C. Coalition (Free DC).

Despite warnings from congressional Republicans, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed D.C.'s marijuana legalization law to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) reports that the District of Columbia statehood bill’s 93 original cosponsors, a record number of Members who cosponsored the bill before its introduction, ranks in the top 1% of the 662 bills introduced thus far in the 114th Congress.

D.C. officials and activists for marijuana legalization launched a long-shot bid Wednesday to halt a federal budget deal that appeared poised to upend the city’s successful ballot measure last month to legalize the drug.

If anyone understands what a “grungy game” politics can be, it’s Capitol Hill staffers.

In the four decades since Home Rule, elected officials in the District of Columbia have created four different commissions aimed at making the city the 51st state. Looking at the current condition of those panels, it might be obvious why the flag only has 50 stars.

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    Appearing at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) argued that Washington, D.C. should not be a Read More
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    Update: The National Park Service has granted the activists a permit to keep the liberty pole on the Mall through Read More
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