D.C. Statehood Support in the White House

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.”

Presidential Limousine uses “Taxation Without Representation” license plates.

Joe Biden (D)

Joe Biden (D)

President of the United States of America


SUPPORTS

@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)

Kamala Harris (D)

Vice President of the United States of America


SUPPORTS

D.C. statehood co-sponsor of S. 631 (2019-2021) & S. 1278 (2017-2019)

@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!

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Legislative Support

Find out who supports D.C. statehood in the U.S. Congress

Executive Support

Find out what the President and VP have said about D.C. statehood

Candidate Support

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