US HB51 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 197-1)
Status: Introduced on January 3 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-03 - Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Pending: House Oversight and Reform Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Washington, D.C. Admission Act This bill provides for admission into the United States of the state of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, composed of most of the territory of the District of Columbia. The commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union on an equal footing with the other states. The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall issue a proclamation for the first elections to Congress of two Senators and one Representative of the commonwealth. The bill applies current District laws to the commonwealth and continues pending judicial proceedings. The commonwealth (1) shall consist of all District territory, with specified exclusions for federal buildings and monuments, including the principal federal monuments, the White House, the Capitol Building, the U.S. Supreme Court Building, and the federal executive, legislative, and judicial office buildings located adjacent to the Mall and the Capitol Building; and (2) may not impose taxes on federal property except as Congress permits. The bill maintains (1) the District as the seat of the federal government, and (2) the federal government's authority over military lands and specified other property. The bill provides for expedited consideration of a joint resolution repealing the 23rd Amendment to the Constitution, which provides for the appointment of electors for President and Vice President.

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Title

Washington, D.C. Admission Act

Sponsors

Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]
Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]
Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]
Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]
Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]
Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]
Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]
Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]
Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]
Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]
Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. John Lewis [D-GA]
Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]
Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]
Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]
Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]
Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]
Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]
Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]
Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]
Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]
Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. James Clyburn [D-SC]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]
Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]
Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]
Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]
Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]
Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA]
Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]
Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Katie Hill [D-CA]
Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]
Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]
Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]
Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]
Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]
Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]Rep. Max Rose [D-NY]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]
Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]
Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]
Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-01-03HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-01-03HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-01-03HouseIntroduced in House

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