US HB51 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 227-1)
Status: Engrossed on June 29 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-06-29 - Received in the Senate.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


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 of the President and Vice President.

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Washington, D.C. Admission Act


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]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]
Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA]
Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]
Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]
Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]
Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]
Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]
Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK]

Roll Calls

2020-06-26 - House - On passage RC# 122 (Y: 232 N: 180 NV: 0 Abs: 19) [PASS]
2020-06-26 - House - On motion to recommit with instructions RC# 121 (Y: 182 N: 227 NV: 0 Abs: 21) [FAIL]


2020-06-29SenateReceived in the Senate.
2020-06-26HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2020-06-26HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 180 (Roll no. 122). (text: CR H2521-2531)
2020-06-26HouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 182 - 227 (Roll no. 121).
2020-06-26HouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2555-2557)
2020-06-26HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Keller demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further consideration on the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
2020-06-26HouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2020-06-26HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keller motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment requiring the President to make specified amendments to the State Constitution.
2020-06-26HouseMr. Keller moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Reform. (text: CR H2542-2543)
2020-06-26HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2020-06-26HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 51.
2020-06-26HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1017. (consideration: CR H2521-2544)
2019-12-19HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
2019-09-19HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
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

Same As/Similar To

SB631 (Same As) 2019-02-28 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
HB5803 (Related) 2020-06-18 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 347.
HR1017 (Related) 2020-06-25 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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