Congress | If lawmakers in the House give D.C.
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/13/09, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON-Several weeks ago, D.C. politicians celebrated when the Senate passed legislation granting the District of Columbia a voting representative in the House. The Senate stonewalled the legislation two years ago, so when it passed in that chamber this time, Washingtonians thought the bill would sail through the House, granting them a vote in that body beginning in the next session.
"They haven't had a basic civil right," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said about the city's 600,000 residents when the Senate passed the bill.