D.C. Statehood Support in the White House
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (3/18/21): “Yes… I think he would say that the half a million people who live in D.C. — am I getting that number right?… A little more than — it’s grown since I left and went to the suburbs. Would — would argue with that point, and so would he. I mean, he believes they deserve representation; that’s why he supports D.C. statehood.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (1/22/21): “The President has supported D.C. statehood in the past; that certainly remains his position. But I don’t have anything for you on the timeline or next steps there.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (1/21/21): “I hate to disappoint you, but I will have to circle back with you on that as well. There is quite a bit going on. I have not discussed D.C. statehood with him in the last 36 hours.”
Joe Biden (D)
President of the United States of America
@JulieZauzmer (1/19/21): “Kid, I’ve always been there with you. I’ve always supported statehood.
@JoeBiden (6/25/20): “DC should be a state. Pass it on.”
51for51 (2/25/20): “Absolutely, I have for the last 28 years. Yes [with 51 votes in the Senate].”
Iowans for DC Statehood (2/3/20): Biden pictured with an Iowans for DC Statehood sign.
51for51 (8/8/19): “[The District of Columbia] should be a state… I have supported statehood for 36 years.”
NBC 4 Washington (7/31/19): “His deputy national press secretary said ‘his view is the same [as in 2015], and he supports it.’”
Iowans for DC Statehood (7/15/19): Biden said he would commit to work with Congress to get D.C. statehood.
Iowans for DC Statehood (5/1/19): Biden pictured with a D.C. Statehood pin.
WTOP News (1/16/15): “You should be a state.”
Mic (5/9/13): “There should be two Senators from the State of D.C.”
Kamala Harris (D)
Vice President of the United States of America
@SenKamalaHarris (6/25/20): “DC should be a state. Pass it on.”
51for51 (11/23/19): “I went to Howard University… Let me just tell you, I’m really clear about this. It is unfair on its face: taxation without representation – see I know the slogan. I know what I’m talking about. I’m there. I agree with you.”
@TyHobsonPowell (11/22/19): “No taxation without representation. I’m there.”
@SenKamalaHarris (9/19/19): “More than 700,000 Americans in Washington, D.C. are being denied full representation in Congress. This isn’t just undemocratic—it’s a longstanding injustice that must end. Proud to support #DCstatehood, which is finally getting a Congressional hearing today.”
Contact the White House!
Ask President Biden and Vice President Harris to make D.C. statehood a priority during their Administration by calling (202) 456-1414 or by clicking on their names above.