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D.C. statehood gets Senate committee hearing

For the first time in more than two decades, Congress will hear testimony Monday, Sept. 15 on whether the District of Columbia should become the 51st state in the country.

Monday - 09/15/2014, 07:05am EDT


Quest for statehood may go up Pennsylvania Avenue

A street fight for statehood may go right to the White House.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:39am EDT

Tags: andrew mollenbeck, D.C., White House

Gray: Support for statehood reaching a peak

The argument for D.C. statehood is decades old, but Mayor Vincent Gray says that local support for the idea is reaching new heights, and got a national boost this week.

Saturday - 08/31/2013, 02:08pm EDT

Tags: Vince Gray, Vincent Gray,

D.C. leaders to rally for statehood Saturday

District of Columbia leaders will be using the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to advocate for statehood and greater autonomy for the city.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 06:10am EDT

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Vincent Gray

D.C. makes plea for statehood at convention

The call for D.C. statehood will greet thousands of Democrat delegates en route to the convention events in Charlotte, N.C., this week.

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 06:15am EDT

Tags: andrew mollenbeck, D.C. Vote

Mayor Gray to pitch statehood at GOP convention

The District of Columbia's Democratic mayor plans to take his campaign for statehood to the Republican Party's national convention in Tampa.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 11:28am EST

Tags: D.C., New Hampshire, Sam Jewler, Vincent Gray, Kwame Brown

Puerto Rico vote on statehood could embolden D.C.

"Statehood for the District would require shrinking the federal district down to the White House, the Capitol and the federal buildings, and ceding the (remaining) land to a new state," Md. Sen. Jamie Raskin said. "That would be the same process as retroceding the District to Maryland."

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 08:01am EST

Tags: D.C., Paul Strauss, Jamie Raskin