US HB51 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 212-1)
Status: Introduced on January 4 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-03-01 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
Pending: House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

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. District territory excluded from the commonwealth shall be known as the Capital and shall be the seat of the federal government. The bill maintains the federal government's authority over military lands and specified other property. The bill provides for expedited consideration of a joint resolution repealing the Twenty-third Amendment to the Constitution, which provides for the appointment of electors of the President and Vice President. The bill continues certain federal authorities and responsibilities, including regarding employee benefits, agencies, courts, and college tuition assistance, until the commonwealth certifies that it is prepared to take over the authorities and responsibilities. The bill establishes the Statehood Transition Commission to advise the President, Congress, and District and commonwealth leaders on the transition.

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Title

Washington, D.C. Admission Act

Sponsors

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

History

DateChamberAction
2021-03-01HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
2021-01-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, Armed Services, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
2021-01-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, Armed Services, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
2021-01-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, Armed Services, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
2021-01-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, Armed Services, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
2021-01-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, Armed Services, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
2021-01-04HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1)
2021-01-04HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB51 (Same As) 2021-01-26 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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