D.C. Statehood Now!
(Source: DC Public Library)
Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform will hold the first hearings on D.C. Statehood in 25 years. D.C. Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who holds an honorary degree from Trinity, introduced H.R. 51, the “Washington, D.C. Admission Act” which would make the District of Columbia a state, carving out a small portion for the federal enclave which is the Seat of Government the Constitution mandates. Mayor Muriel Bowser, also an honorary Trinity alumna, has been leading a public campaign in support of statehood. The entire business community of Washington as represented by the Federal City Council, Greater Washington Board of Trade, D.C. Chamber of Commerce, and many other organizations have supported the bill and statehood for D.C. Similarly, the Consortium of Universities and individual universities are in support. I have joined in support on behalf of Trinity and our thousands of students and graduates who are D.C. residents who deserve full Congressional representation and the benefits of statehood. My letter to Congress is here: