The House of Representatives held a hearing for a bill to add the District of Columbia as the 51st state. Mayor Muriel Bowser testified, saying D.C. residents are “denied the fundamental right promised to all Americans” of representation in Congress. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., dismissed the bill as part of the “radical leftist agenda to reshape America.”
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‘We Have Never Been Closer’: House Holds Hearing On Bill For D.C. Statehood | NBC News NOW