Skip to comments.Senate votes to give DC citizens vote in Congress
Posted on 02/26/2009 2:59:26 PM PST by stevie_d_64
District of Columbia when it became the nation's capital two centuries ago would be granted under legislation the Senate passed Thursday.
Congress is "moving to right a centuries-old wrong," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shortly before the 61-37 vote.
The House is expected to pass the measure with a strong majority next week and President Barack Obama, a co-sponsor when the bill failed to clear the Senate two years ago, has promised to sign it.
The measure is likely to face a court challenge immediately after becoming law; opponents argue that it is unconstitutional because D.C. is not a state and does not qualify for representation.
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It’s like a nightmare and it just keeps getting worse and worse.
I remember when they tried this a couple of years ago...
If our government is not melting down, it sure has become a bowl of Jello...
At least we’ll know that we have 2 more to fire when the time comes...
Not even remotely Constitutional.
Will never pass SCOTUS muster.
Unbelievable. Imperial fiat.
They’re not even pretending to be restricted by the Constitution anymore.
Who were the insane Republicans that voted for this???
I’m sure that will come to light here very quickly...
He's conditioning us. Daily outrage. Eventually we'll get used to it?
Who has standing to challenge it?
I would reside myself to the fact that the Supreme Court of the United States is not going to be a lock in our favor anymore...
That way we do not feel so let down...
No to DC! No to PR! If P-Rico became a state, we would have SEVEN Democrat congresscritters, and an entire third world nation in our union.
“The Constitution poses no threat to our form of government.”
There goes a House (D) seat for sure.....
Harry, you can’t do that, it’s against the Constitution!
Harry, are you listening?
Yes, who are the turncoats.
I HEARD Michael Steele, RNC Chair was FOR this....called his office...they said they did not know and would call me back....NO Call back....so, I’d say....HE’S FOR IT!
Needs an amendment to work.
I bet you can guess 3 of them (I don't know BTW).
Ready to fight yet, Americans?
Not enough proof of a takeover over the last month?
Oh, OK, see you in the bread lines.
Don’t mind the insects—just good protein.
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