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2021 – Alabama House of Representatives introduces HR116: “the State of Alabama supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America” 

Rep. Adline Clarke (97) – sponsored HR116
House Minority Leader Rep. Anthony Daniels (53) – co-sponsored HR116
Rep. Neil Rafferty (54) – co-sponsored HR116
House Minority Caucus Secretary/Treasurer Rep. Kelvin Lawrence (69) – co-sponsored HR116
Rep. Artis “A. J.” McCampbell (71) – co-sponsored HR116
House Minority Whip Rep. Jeremy Gray (83) – co-sponsored HR116
House Minority Caucus Vice-Chair Rep. Barbara Drummond (103) – co-sponsored HR116

 

2021 – Arizona House of Representatives & Senate publishes letter: “the State of Arizona supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America” 

Rep. Daniel Hernandez, Jr. (2) – sponsored letter
Rep. Andrea Dalessandro (2) – signed letter
Rep. Andrés Cano (3) – signed letter
Rep. Alma Hernandez (3) – signed letter
Rep. Charlene R. Fernandez (4) – signed letter
Rep. Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren (7) – signed letter
Rep. Myron Tsosie (7) – signed letter
Rep. Randall Friese (9) – signed letter
Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley (9) – signed letter
House Minority Whip Rep. Domingo DeGrazia (10) – signed letter
Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton (10) – signed letter
Rep. Jennifer Jermaine (18) – signed letter
Rep. Diego Espinoza (19) – signed letter
Rep. Lorenzo Sierra (19) – signed letter
Rep. Judy Schwiebert (20) – signed letter
House Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Jennifer L. Longdon (24) – signed letter
Rep. Amish Shah (24) – signed letter
Rep. Melody Hernandez (26) – signed letter
Rep. Athena Salman (26) – signed letter
House Minority Leader Rep. Reginald Bolding, Jr. (27) – signed letter
Rep. Diego Rodriguez (27) – signed letter
Rep. Richard C. Andrade (29) – signed letter
Rep. Robert Meza (30) – signed letter
Rep. Raquel Terán (30) – signed letter
Sen. Rosanna Gabaldon (2) – signed letter
Sen. Sally Ann Gonzales (3) – signed letter
Sen. Lisa Otondo (4) – signed letter
Senate Minority Whip Sen. Victoria Steele (9) – signed letter
Sen. Kirsten Engel (10) – signed letter
Sen. Lela Alston (24) – signed letter
Sen. Juan Mendez (26) – signed letter
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Rebecca Rios (27) – signed letter
Sen. Tony Navarrete (30) – signed letter

 

2021 – Delaware House of Representatives & Senate publishes letter: “The State of Delaware supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America”

Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton (26) – sponsored letter
Rep. Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha (1) – signed letter
Rep. Stephanie T. Bolden (2) – signed letter
Rep. Sherry Dorsey Walker (3) – signed letter
Rep. Gerald L. Brady (4) – signed letter
Rep. Kendra Johnson (5) – signed letter
Rep. Larry Lambert (7) – signed letter
Rep. Sherae’a Moore (8) – signed letter
House Majority Whip Rep. John L. Mitchell (13) – signed letter
Speaker of the House Rep. Peter C. Schwartzkopf (14) – signed letter
House Majority Leader Rep. Valerie Longhurst (15) – signed letter
Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown (17) – signed letter
Rep. David Bentz (18) – signed letter
Rep. Paul S. Baumbach (23) – signed letter
Rep. Edward S. Osienski (24) – signed letter
Rep. John A. Kowalko (25) – signed letter
Rep. Eric Morrison (27) – signed letter
Rep. William J. Carson (28) – signed letter
Rep. Sean M. Lynn (31) – signed letter
Sen. Sarah McBride (1) – signed letter
Senate Majority Whip Sen. S. Elizabeth Lockman (3) – signed letter
Sen. Kyle Evans Gay (5) – signed letter
President Pro Tempore of the Senate Sen. David P. Sokola (8) – signed letter
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Bryan Townsend (11) – signed letter
Sen. Marie Pinkney (13) – signed letter

 

2021 – Georgia State Senate introduces SR166: “the members of this body support admitting Washington, D.C., into the Union as a state of the United States of America” 

Sen. Emanuel Jones (10) – sponsored SR166
Sen. Nikki Merritt (9) – co-sponsored SR166
Sen. Freddie Sims (12) – co-sponsored SR166
Sen. Ed Harbison (15) – co-sponsored SR166
Senate Minority Whip Sen. Harold Jones II (22) – co-sponsored SR166
Sen. Michael ‘Doc’ Rhett (33) – co-sponsored SR166
Sen. Valencia Seay (34) – co-sponsored SR166
Senate Minority Caucus Secretary Sen. Nan Orrock (36) – co-sponsored SR166
Sen. Sonya Halpern (39) – co-sponsored SR166
Sen. Sally Harrell (40) – co-sponsored SR166
Sen. Kim Jackson (41) – co-sponsored SR166
Senate Minority Caucus Chair Sen. Elena Parent (42) – co-sponsored SR166
Sen. Tonya Anderson (43) – co-sponsored SR166
Sen. Gail Davenport (44) – co-sponsored SR166
Sen. Michelle Au (48) – co-sponsored SR166
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Gloria Butler (55) – co-sponsored SR166

 

2021 – Hawaii House of Representatives introduces HCR113 & Hawaii House of Representatives introduces HR91: “the State of Hawaii… supports the admission of the District of Columbia into the Union as a state of the United States of America” 

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti (41) – sponsored HCR113 & HR91
Rep. Jeanne Kapela (5) – co-sponsored HCR113 & HR91
Rep. Nicole E. Lowen (6) – co-sponsored HCR113 & HR91
Rep. Tina Wildberger (11) – co-sponsored HCR113 & HR91
Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura (14) – co-sponsored HCR113 & HR91
Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi (19) – co-sponsored HCR113
Vice Speaker of the House Rep. John M. Mizuno (28) – co-sponsored HCR113 & HR91
Rep. Patrick Pihana Branco (50) – co-sponsored HCR113 & HR91

 

2021 – Hawaii Senate passes SCR62 & Hawaii Senate passes SR44: “the State of Hawaii supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America” 

Senate Assistant Majority Whip Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran (5) – sponsored SCR62 & SR44, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Laura Acasio (1) – co-sponsored SCR62 & SR44, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Joy A. San Buenaventura (2) – voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Dru Mamo Kanuha (3) – voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Senate Majority Whip Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye (4) – co-sponsored SCR62 & SR44, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker (6) – co-sponsored SCR62 & SR44, voted for SCR62 & SR44 in committee, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Senate Majority Caucus Leader Sen. J. Kalani English (7) – co-sponsored SCR62 & SR44, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
President of the Senate Sen. Ronald D. Kouchi (8) – voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Stanley Chang (9) – co-sponsored SCR62 & SR44, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Senate Majority Policy Leader Sen. Les Ihara Jr. (10) – voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Senate Assistant Majority Whip Sen. Brian T. Taniguchi (11) – voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Sharonr Y. Moriwaka (12) – voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Karl Rhoads (13) – co-sponsored SCR62 & SR44, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Glenn Wakai (15) – co-sponsored SCR62 & SR44, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Bennette E. Misalucha (16) – co-sponsored SCR62 & SR44, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Senate Assistant Majority Whip Sen. Clarence K. Nishihara (17) – co-sponsored SCR62 & SR44, voted for SCR62 & SR44 in committee, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Vice President of the Senate Sen. Michelle N. Kidani (18) – co-sponsored SCR62 & SR44
Senate Minority Leader, Minority Floor Leader Sen. Kurt Fevella (19) – voted for SCR62 & SR44 in committee, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Mike Gabbard (20) – voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Maile Shimabukuro (21) – co-sponsored SCR62 & SR44, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz (22) – voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Senate Majority Floor Leader Sen. Jarrett Keohokalole (24) – voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor
Sen. Chris Lee (25) – co-sponsored SCR62 & SR44, voted for SCR62 & SR44 on floor

 

 

2021 – Illinois House of Representatives passes HJR0016: “the State of Illinois supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America”

House Majority Whip Rep. Will Guzzardi (39) – sponsored HJR0016, voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Majority Whip Rep. Aaron Ortiz (1) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Majority Whip Rep. Theresa Mah (2) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Eva Dina Delgado (3) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Delia Ramirez (4) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Lamont Robinson, Jr. (5) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Sonya Harper (6) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Speaker of the House Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (7) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. La Shawn Ford (8) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Lakesia Collins (9) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Jawaharial Williams (10) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Ann Williams (11) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Margaret Croke (12) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Majority Leader Rep. Gregory Harris (13) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Kelly Cassidy (14) – co-sponsored HJR0016, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. John D’Amico (15) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Denyse Stoneback (16) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (17) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Robyn Gabel (18) – voted for HJR0016 in committee, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Lindsey LaPointe (19) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. (21) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar (22) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Michael Zalewski (23) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez (24) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Curtis Tarver, II (25) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Majority Whip Rep. Kambium Buckner (26) – co-sponsored HJR0016, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Justin Slaughter (27) – voted for HJR0016 in committee, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Robert Rita (28) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. William Davis (30) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Deputy Majority Leader Rep. Mary Flowers (31) – co-sponsored HJR0016, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Cyril Nichols (32) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Marcus Evans, Jr. (33) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Nicholas Smith (34) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Frances Ann Hurley (35) – voted for HJR0016 in committee, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Kelly Burke (36) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin (38) – co-sponsored HJR0016, voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Jaime Andrade, Jr. (40) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Janet Yang Rohr (41) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Anna Moeller (43) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Fred Crespo (44) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Majority Whip Rep. Deb Conroy (46) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Terra Costa Howard (48) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Maura Hirschauer (49) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Mark Walker (53) – co-sponsored HJR0016, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Martin Moylan (55) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Michelle Mussman (56) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Jonathan Carroll (57) – co-sponsored HJR0016, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Bob Morgan (58) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Daniel Didech (59) – co-sponsored HJR0016, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Rita Mayfield (60) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Joyce Mason (61) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Sam Yingling (62) – co-sponsored HJR0016, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Maurice West, II (67) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Dave Vella (68) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Joe Sosnowski (69) – voted for HJR0016 in committee
Rep. Michael Halpin (72) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Lance Yednock (76) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Kathleen Willis (77) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Camille Lilly (78) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Anthony DeLuca (80) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (81) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Barbara Hernandez (83) – co-sponsored HJR0016, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (84) – voted for HJR0016 in committee, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Dagmara Avelar (85) – voted for HJR0016 in committee, voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Majority Whip Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr. (86) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Tim Butler (87) – voted for HJR0016 in committee
House Deputy Majority Leader Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (92) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Sue Scherer (96) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Natalie Manley (98) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Mike Murphy (99) – voted for HJR0016 in committee
House Majority Conference Chair Rep. Carol Ammons (103) – co-sponsored HJR0016, voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. Katie Stuart (112) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
House Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Jay Hoffman (113) – voted for HJR0016 on floor
Rep. LaToya Greenwood (114) – voted for HJR0016 on floor 

 

 

2021 – Illinois Senate introduces HJR0016: “the State of Illinois supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America” 

Sen. Laura M. Murphy (28) – sponsored HJR0016, voted for HJR0016 in committee
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Antonio Muñoz (1) – voted for HJR0016 in committee
Senate Majority Caucus Whip Sen. Omar Aquino (2) – voted for HJR0016 in committee
Senate Majority Caucus Chair Sen. Mattie Hunter (3) – voted for HJR0016 in committee
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4) – voted for HJR0016 in committee
Sen. Patricia Van Pelt (5) – co-sponsored HJR0016
Senate Majority Caucus Whip Sen. Napoleon Harris, III (15) – voted for HJR0016 in committee
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (16) – co-sponsored HJR0016
President Pro Temper of the Senate Sen. Bill Cunningham (18) – voted for HJR0016 in committee
Senate Majority Caucus Whip Sen. Michael Hastings (19) – voted for HJR0016 in committee
Sen. Cristina Castro (22) – voted for HJR0016 in committee
President of the Senate Sen. Don Harmon (39) – voted for HJR0016 in committee
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Linda Holmes (42) – voted for HJR0016 in committee 

Click here to view the Illinois Senate Executive Committee vote on HJR0016 on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

 

2021 – Kentucky House of Representatives introduces HCR68: “the Commonwealth of Kentucky supports the admission of Washington, D.C. into the union as a state of the United States of America” 

Rep. Pamela Stevenson (43) – sponsored HCR68
Rep. Tina Bojanowski (32) – co-sponsored HCR68
Rep. Lisa Willner (35) – co-sponsored HCR68
Rep. Attica Scott (41) – co-sponsored HCR68
Rep. George Brown Jr. (77) – co-sponsored HCR68

 

2021 – Louisiana State Senate introduces SR209: “Louisiana does hereby memorialize the Congress of the United States to admit Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America” 

Sen. Karen Carter Peterson (5) – sponsored SR209

 

2021 – Maine House of Representatives & Senate publishes letter: “the State of Maine supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America” 

Rep. Kyle Bailey (27) – sponsored letter
Rep. Kristi Mathieson (1) – signed letter
Rep. Tiffany D Roberts (6) – signed letter
Rep. Christopher W. Babbidge (8) – signed letter
Rep. Traci Gere (9) – signed letter
Speaker of the House Rep. Ryan Fecteau (11) – signed letter
Rep. Erin Sheehan (12) – signed letter
Rep. Lynn H. Copeland (14) – signed letter
Rep. Maggie O’Neil (15) – signed letter
Rep. Maureen Terry (26) – signed letter
Rep. Sophia B. Warren (29) – signed letter
Rep. Rebecca Millett (30) – signed letter
Rep. Lois Galgay Reckitt (31) – signed letter
Rep. Morgan Rielly (34) – signed letter
Rep. Grayson Lookner (37) – signed letter
Rep. Barb Wood (38) – signed letter
Rep. Mike Sylvester (39) – signed letter
House Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross (40) – signed letter
Rep. Sam Zager (41) – signed letter
Rep. Benjamin T Collings (42) – signed letter
Rep. Arthur Bell (47) – signed letter
Rep. Melanie Sachs (48) – signed letter
Rep. Poppy Arford (49) – signed letter
Rep. Jay McCreight (51) – signed letter
Rep. Sean Paulhus (52) – signed letter
Rep. Denise Tepler (54) – signed letter
Rep. Seth Berry (55) – signed letter
Rep. Margaret M Craven (59) – signed letter
Rep. Heidi E. Brooks (61) – signed letter
Rep. Tavis Rock Hasenfus (81) – signed letter
Rep. Thom Harnett (83) – signed letter
Rep. Charlotte Warren (84) – signed letter
Rep. Donna Doore (85) – signed letter
Rep. Lydia Crafts (90) – signed letter
Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos (91) – signed letter
Rep. Ann Matlack (92) – signed letter
Rep. Valli Geiger (93) – signed letter
Rep. Victoria Doudera (94) – signed letter
Rep. Stanley Paige Zeigler (96) – signed letter
Rep. Jan Dodge (97) – signed letter
Rep. Scott Cuddy (98) – signed letter
Rep. Colleen Madigan (110) – signed letter
Rep. Richard A. Evans MD (120) – signed letter
Rep. Laurie Osher (123) – signed letter
Rep. Amy Roeder (125) – signed letter
Rep. Kevin O’Connell (128) – signed letter
Rep. Nicole Grohoski (132) – signed letter
Rep. Sarah Pebworth (133) – signed letter
Rep. Genevieve McDonald (134) – signed letter
Rep. Lynne Williams (135) – signed letter
Rep. Danny Martin (150) – signed letter
President of the Senate Sen. Troy Jackson (1) – signed letter
Sen. Joseph M Baldacci (9) – signed letter
Sen. Dave Miramant (12) – signed letter
Sen. Craig Hickman (14) – signed letter
Sen. Ned Claxton (20) – signed letter
Sen. Nate Libby (21) – signed letter
Sen. Ben Chipman (27) – signed letter
Sen. Heather Sanborn (28) – signed letter
Sen. Anne Carney (29) – signed letter
Sen. Stacy Brenner (30) – signed letter
Sen. Donna Bailey (31) – signed letter

 

2021 – Michigan House of Representatives introduces HCR12: “we support admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America” 

Rep. Cynthia Johnson (5) – sponsored HCR12
Rep. Tenisha Yancey (1) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Abraham Aiyash (4) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Helena Scott (7) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Stephanie Young (8) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Mary Cavanagh (10) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Alex Garza (12) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (15) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Darrin Camilleri (23) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Nate Shannon (25) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Jim Ellison (26) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Regina Weiss (27) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Brenda Carter (29) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. William Sowerby (31) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Kelly Breen (38) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Padma Kuppa (41) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Tim Sneller (50) – co-sponsored HCR12
House Minority Leader Rep. Donna Lasinski (52) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Felicia Brabec (55) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Christine Morse (61) – co-sponsored HCR12
Rep. Rachel Hood (76)– co-sponsored HCR12

 

2021Minnesota House of Representatives introduces HF2574 & Minnesota House of Representatives introduces HF2457 & Minnesota House of Representatives introduces HR6: “the State of Minnesota… supports… admitting Washington, D.C., into the Union as a State of the United States of America” 

Rep. Mike Freiberg (45B) – sponsored HF2574, sponsored HF2457 & co-sponsored HR6
Rep. Jay Xiong (67B) – sponsored HR6 & co-sponsored HF2457
Rep. Liz Boldon (25B) – co-sponsored HF2457
Rep. Tina Liebling (26A) – co-sponsored HF2457
Rep. Kristin Bahner (34B) – co-sponsored HF2457
Rep. Cedrick Frazier (45A) – co-sponsored HF2457
Rep. Liz Reyer (51B) – co-sponsored HF2457
Rep. Rick Hansen (52A) – co-sponsored HF2457
Rep. Jamie Long (61B) – co-sponsored HF2457
Rep. Aisha Gomez (62B) – co-sponsored HR6
Rep. Jim Davnie (63A) – co-sponsored HF2457
Rep. Dave Pinto (64B) – co-sponsored HF2457

 

2021 – New York State Senate introduces J813: “the State of New York supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America”

Sen. James Sanders, Jr. (10) – sponsored J813
Senate Majority Conference Secretary Sen. Roxanne Persaud (19) – co-sponsored J813

 

2021 – North Carolina House of Representatives introduces HJR630: “The State of North Carolina supports admitting Washington, D.C., into the Union as a state of the United States of America” 

Rep. Mary Belk (88) – sponsored HJR630
Rep. Kandie Smith (8) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Allison Dahle (11) – co-sponsored HJR630
House Minority Whip Rep. Deb Butler (18) – co-sponsored HJR630
House Minority Whip Rep. Raymond Smith, Jr. (21) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Marcia Morey (30) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Zack Hawkins (31) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Rosa Gill (33) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Cynthia Ball (49) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Graig Meyer (50) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Verla Insko (56) – co-sponsored HJR630
House Minority Whip Rep. Amos Quick, III (58) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Cecil Brockman (60) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Pricey Harrison (61) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Ricky Hurtado (63) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Evelyn Terry (71) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Amber Baker (72) – co-sponsored HJR630
House Freshman Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Terry Brown Jr. (92) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. John Autry (100) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Carolyn Logan (101) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Wesley Harris, PhD (105) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. Kelly Alexander, Jr. (107) – co-sponsored HJR630
House Minority Whip Rep. Susan Fisher (114) – co-sponsored HJR630
Rep. John Ager (115) – co-sponsored HJR630

 

2021 – Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives passes HJR22-6: “the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America” 

Rep. Christina Marie E. Sablan (2) – sponsored HJR22-6, voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Roy Christopher A. Ada (1) – voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Celina R. Babauta (1) – voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Angel A. Demapan (1) – voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Joseph A. Flores (1) – voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Joseph Lee Pan T. Guerrero (1) – voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Edwin K. Propst (1) – voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. John Paul P. Sablan (2) – voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Ivan A. Blanco (3) – voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Vicente C. Camacho (3) – co-sponsored HJR22-6, voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Vice Speaker of the House Rep. Blas Jonathan “BJ” Tenorio Attao (3) – co-sponsored HJR22-6, voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Speaker of the House Rep. Edmund S. Villagomez (3) – co-sponsored HJR22-6, voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Denita K. Yangetmai (3) – co-sponsored HJR22-6, voted for HJR22-6 on floor
House Floor Leader Rep. Ralph N. Yumul (3) – voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Sheila J. Babauta (4) – co-sponsored HJR22-6, voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Joel C. Camacho (4) – voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Richard T. Lizama (5) – co-sponsored HJR22-6, voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Leila C. Staffler (5) – co-sponsored HJR22-6, voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Patrick H. San Nicolas (6) – voted for HJR22-6 on floor
Rep. Donald M. Manglona (7) – voted for HJR22-6 on floor
 

 

2021 – Oregon State Senate introduces SJM6: “the State of Oregon supports admitting Washington, D.C., into the Union as a state of the United States of America”

Sen. Chris Gorsek (25) – sponsored SJM6
Sen. Chuck Riley (15) – co-sponsored SJM6
Senate Majority Whip Sen. Lew Frederick (22) – co-sponsored SJM6

 

2021 – Pennsylvania House of Representatives introduces HR102: “the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania urge the Congress of the United States to admit Washington, DC, as the 51st state of the United States of America” 

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (181) – sponsored HR102
Rep. Peter Schweyer (22) – co-sponsored HR102
House Minority Caucus Chairperson Rep. Dan L. Miller (42) – co-sponsored HR102
Rep. Dan K. Williams (74) – co-sponsored HR102
Rep. Carol Hill-Evans (95) – co-sponsored HR102
Rep. P. Michael Sturla (96) – co-sponsored HR102
House Minority Caucus Administrator Rep. Michael H. Schlossberg (132) – co-sponsored HR102
Rep. Steve Samuelson (135) – co-sponsored HR102
Rep. Tim Briggs (149) – co-sponsored HR102
Rep. Benjamin V. Sanchez (153) – co-sponsored HR102
Rep. Napoleon J. Nelson (154) – co-sponsored HR102
Rep. Melissa L. Shusterman (157) – co-sponsored HR102

 

2021 – Rhode Island House of Representatives introduces H5609: “the State of Rhode Island… supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a State of the United States of America”

Rep. Rebecca Kislak (4) – sponsored H5609
Rep. Edith H. Ajello (1) – co-sponsored H5609
Rep. Brandon C. Potter (16) – co-sponsored H5609
Rep. June Speakman (68) – co-sponsored H5609
Rep. Susan Donovan (69) – co-sponsored H5609
Rep. Terri Cortvriend (72) – co-sponsored H5609
Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (74) – co-sponsored H5609
Rep. Lauren H. Carson (75) – co-sponsored H5609 

 

2021 – Rhode Island Senate passes S0751: “the State of Rhode Island… supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a State of the United States of America” 

Sen. Bridget Valverde (35) – sponsored S0751
Sen. Gayle L. Goldin (3) – co-sponsored S0751 

 

2021 – Vermont House of Representatives introduces JRH4: “the State of Vermont supports admitting Washington, D.C., into the union as a state of the United States of America” 

Rep. Rebecca White (Windsor 4-2) – sponsored JRH4

Click here to watch the Vermont House of Representatives Committee on Government Operations consider JRH4 on Friday, April 23, 2021.

 

2021 – Washington State Senate introduces SJM8005: “the state of Washington support admitting Washington, D.C., into the Union as a state of the United States of America”

Senate Majority Floor Leader Sen. Marko Liias (21) – sponsored SJM8005
Sen. Sam Hunt (22) – co-sponsored SJM8005
Sen. Lisa Wellman (41) – co-sponsored SJM8005
Sen. Patty Kuderer (48) – co-sponsored SJM8005

 

2021 – Wisconsin State Senate introduces SJR62: “the State of Wisconsin supports admitting Washington, D.C., into the Union as a state of the United States of America”

Sen. Kelda Roys (26) – sponsored SJR62
Sen. Tim Carpenter (3) – co-sponsored SJR62
Sen. Lena Taylor (4) – co-sponsored SJR62
Sen. Chris Larson (7) – co-sponsored SJR62
Senate Minority Caucus Vice-Chair Sen. Melissa Agard (16) – co-sponsored SJR62
Rep. LaKeshia Myers (12) – co-sponsored SJR62
Rep. Supreme Moore Omokunde (17) – co-sponsored SJR62
Rep. Jonathan Brostoff (19) – co-sponsored SJR62
Rep. Sue Conley (44) – co-sponsored SJR62
House Minority Caucus Chair Rep. Mark Spreitzer (45) – co-sponsored SJR62
Rep. Gary Hebl (46) – co-sponsored SJR62
Rep. Jimmy Anderson (47) – co-sponsored SJR62
Rep. Samba Baldeh (48) – co-sponsored SJR62
Rep. Lee Snodgrass (57) – co-sponsored SJR62
Rep. Francesca Hong (76) – co-sponsored SJR62
House Minority Caucus Vice-Chair Rep. Lisa Subeck (78) – co-sponsored SJR62
House Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Dianne Hesselbein (79) – co-sponsored SJR62
Rep. Sondy Pope (80) – co-sponsored SJR62
Rep. Dave Considine (81) – co-sponsored SJR62
Rep. Kristina Shelton (90) – co-sponsored SJR62

 

2021 – West Virginia House of Delegates introduces HR23: “the State of West Virginia supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America” 

House Assistant Minority Whip Del. Cody Thompson (43) – sponsored HR23
Del. Ric Griffith (19) – co-sponsored HR23
Del. Kayla Young (35) – co-sponsored HR23
Del. Jim Barach (36) – co-sponsored HR23
Del. Mike Pushkin (37) – co-sponsored HR23

Other D.C. Statehood Resolutions & Letters

Click on a resolution or letter below to read the full text.

1935 – California State Assembly introduces AJR7: “the President and the Congress of the United States is hereby respectfully urged to set in motion the machinery for correcting this present un-American condition of the residents of the District of Columbia by submitting to the States for ratification the constitutional amendment enabling Congress to make it possible for residents of the District of Columbia to vote for President, Vice President, and Representatives of Congress”

1993 – California State Assembly introduces AJR3: “the Legislature of the State of California respectfully memorializes the President and Congress to extend statehood to Washington, D.C.”

2001 – Illinois House of Representatives introduces HR0390: “we encourage legislature throughout this nation to express support for the people of the District of Columbia in their campaign to right an historic wrong and realize fully the promise of American democracy”

2008 – New Hampshire House of Representatives introduces HR26: “the New Hampshire house of representatives formally declares its support for full representative democracy for all United States citizens, including the residents of the District of Columbia”

2010 – Tennessee House of Representatives introduces HJR743: “we hereby urge the United States Congress to recognize and guarantee to the citizens of the District of Columbia their fundamental right to voting legislation and to support legislation granting the same”

2012 – Florida House of Representatives introduces HM1219 & Florida Senate introduces SM1446: “the Legislature formally declares its support for admitting the District of Columbia as the 51st state of the United States of America”

2012 – New Hampshire House of Representatives introduces HR26: “the New Hampshire house of representatives declares its support for admitting the District of Columbia as the fifty-first State of the United States of America”

2013 – Hawaii House of Representatives introduces HR81/Hawaii House of Representatives passes HCR106 & Hawaii Senate introduces SR96/Hawaii Senate passes SCR135: “members of the 113th United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting full voting rights to residents of the District of Columbia”

2013 – South Carolina House of Representatives introduces H3178: “the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, respectfully memorialize Congress to enact legislation granting full democracy and statehood for the District of Columbia that will guarantee to the residents of the District of Columbia full Congressional voting representation, budget autonomy, and all of the rights that the people of the fifty United States enjoy”

2014 – New Hampshire House of Representatives passes HR21: “the New Hampshire house of representatives declares its support for the right of residents of the District of Columbia to be fully represented in the Congress of the United States of America”

2014 – New Jersey General Assembly introduces ACR126 & New Jersey Senate introduces SCR73: “The Legislature of the State of New Jersey urges the United States Congress to pass legislation providing for the admission of the District of Columbia as the 51st state of the United States of America under the name ‘New Columbia’”

2016 – Hawaii Senate passes SCR34: “members of the United states Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting budget autonomy, legislative autonomy, and statehood to the District of Columbia”

2016 – New Jersey General Assembly introduces ACR178: “The Legislature of the State of New Jersey urges the United States Congress to pass legislation providing for the admission of the District of Columbia as the 51st state of the United States of America”

2016 – Vermont House of Representatives introduces JRH019: “the General Assembly urges Congress to support statehood and all accompanying legal rights and privileges for the District of Columbia”

2019 – Maryland House of Delegates introduces HRJ0007: “the members of the United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting legislative autonomy and statehood to the District of Columbia”

2020 – Maryland House of Delegates introduces HRJ0008: “the members of the United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting legislative autonomy and statehood to the District of Columbia”

2020 – New Hampshire House of Representatives introduces HJR4: “the members of the United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting legislative autonomy and statehood to the District of Columbia”

2021 – Arizona House of Representatives passes HCR2035 & Arizona Senate introduces HCR2035: “the Members of the Legislature oppose H.R. 51 and any subsequent enactment of the terms of this proposal and implore the Members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate to oppose the same”

2021 – Maryland House of Delegates introduces HJ0005: “the members of the United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting legislative autonomy and statehood to the District of Columbia”

2021 – Michigan House of Representatives introduces HCR9: “we urge the United States Congress to enact legislation returning the residential areas of the District of Columbia back to the state of Maryland”

2021 – Missouri House of Representatives introduces HCR40: “the members of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred First General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby urge Congress to admit the District of Columbia as the fifty-first state of the Union”

2021 – South Dakota House of Representatives passes SCR601 & South Dakota Senate passes SCR601: “the Legislature urges the members of South Dakota’s congressional delegation to vote against any act admitting the district of Columbia as separate state, on the grounds that such an action is illegitimate and unnecessary”

2021 – West Virginia House of Delegates & West Virginia Senate publishes letter: “We the members of the West Virginia Legislature, on behalf of our constituents, urge you to stand firmly against any and all efforts to admit the District of Columbia as the 51st State of the United States of America”

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In the News – The D.C. Statehood Compact

In faraway state houses, a battle brews over making D.C. the 51st state

“Students in the group are rushing to reach as many of the nation’s 7,383 state lawmakers as possible before the deadlines to file bills pass.”
Washington Post – February 26, 2021

RI LWV Supports House Resolution 5609

“I am writing to you on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island to show our strong support for H 5609.”
RI LWV – March 24, 2021

Georgia’s Carr and 21 other state AGs call for halt to D.C. statehood push

Some states are also weighing in, both for and against D.C. statehood. In Georgia, where this year’s legislative session ended late last month, a group of Senate Democrats floated a resolution urging Congress to grant D.C. statehood, but the measure went nowhere in the GOP-controlled Legislature.
Georgia Recorder – April 13, 2021

IL ACLU Supports House Joint Resolution 16

“House Joint Resolution 16 addresses a serious flaw in our democracy — the lack of meaningful representation for the more than 700,000 residents of the District of Columbia.”
IL ACLU – May 26, 2021

Members of the General Assembly in Support of DC Statehood

“Senators and Representatives in the Delaware General Assembly, have signed onto a letter that is posted below that urges Senators Carper and Coons and Congresswoman Rochester to continue fighting for the passage of the DC Statehood Bill in the Senate.”
Blue Delaware – May 26, 2021

What’s Arizona got to do with D.C. statehood? A lot, actually.

“Granting statehood to the people of D.C. and having a U.S. Senate that looks more like America would help realize our collective dreams of sending our children to good public schools, having access to affordable healthy food, and living in a safe and clean environment. That’s why I was one of 33 legislators who signed on to a letter in support of the cause.”
AZ Rep. Athena Salman via:
AZ Mirror – July 7, 2021
Arizona Daily Press – July 12, 2021
Healthy Family News – July 12, 2021

HI ACLU Supports Senate Concurrent Resolution 62 & Senate Resolution 44

“The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaiʻi (“ACLU of Hawaiʻi”) writes in support of S.C.R. 62/S.R. 44, which urges Congress to enact federal legislation granting statehood to Washington, D.C.”
HI ACLU – March 23, 2021

The Key to Winning Statehood is Each Other

“Across the country, state legislators… have introduced resolutions in support of D.C. statehood, which demonstrates an important increase in the kind of nationwide support we need to make D.C. statehood a reality.”
DC ACLU – April 9, 2021

Illinois House votes to endorse ‘abolition amendment,’ D.C. statehood

VT ACLU Supports House Joint Resolution 4

Every member of our state legislature, every member of the U.S. Congress, and every person who believes in our Democracy and equal rights should support D.C. statehood. Thank you for your consideration, and we respectfully ask the committee to approve JRH 4 to demonstrate this legislatures support for D.C. statehood.
VT ACLU – April 20, 2021

RI ACLU Supports House Resolution 5609

“The ACLU of RI is appreciative of the opportunity to provide testimony in support of this resolution which would support federal legislation for the granting of statehood to Washington, D.C.”
RI ACLU – March 24, 2021

Final Reading: Questions of statehood hit home

“A day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state, members of the Vermont House of Representatives pored over a joint resolution urging Congress to make it happen.”
VTDigger – April 25, 2021

Sinema, Kelly, uncommitted on D.C. statehood

Thirty-three Democratic state senators and House members are calling on the state’s congressional delegation to support Washington, D.C., statehood, in advance of a June 22 U.S. Senate hearing on the topic.”
Arizona Capitol Times – June 18, 2021

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