Should Washington, D.C., Have Voting Rights in Congress?

A Senate committee passes a bill that would give the nation's capital voting rights in Congress.

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Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs passed a bill that would give the nation's capital a full seat in the House of Representatives. Of the 12 committee member votes on the bill, former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain of Arizona cast the only vote against. The bill now awaits a full Senate vote, which the Washington Post reports is expected to take place "in the next few weeks or months." Should the nation's capital have voting rights in Congress? If so, why wasn't this issue resolved earlier? Post your thoughts.

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