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Washington, D.C. Admission Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Washington, D.C. Admission Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union.

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
06/26/2020Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 180 (Roll no. 122).(text: CR H2521-2531)
01/03/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (18)

Date Chamber All Actions
08/13/2020SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
06/29/2020SenateReceived in the Senate.
06/26/2020-2:43pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/26/2020-2:43pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 180 (Roll no. 122). (text: CR H2521-2531)
06/26/2020-2:10pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 182 - 227 (Roll no. 121).
06/26/2020-1:30pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2555-2557)
06/26/2020-11:01amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Keller demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further consideration on the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
06/26/2020-11:00amHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
06/26/2020-10:51amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keller motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment requiring the President to make specified amendments to the State Constitution.
06/26/2020-10:51amHouseMr. Keller moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Reform. (text: CR H2542-2543)
06/26/2020-10:50amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
06/26/2020-9:19amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 51.
06/26/2020-9:17amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1017. (consideration: CR H2521-2544)
12/19/2019HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: Committee on Oversight and Reform
09/19/2019HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: Committee on Oversight and Reform
01/03/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/03/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/03/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (227)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 01/03/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 01/03/2019
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 01/03/2019
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 01/03/2019
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 01/03/2019
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 01/03/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-15]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-7]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 01/08/2019
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 01/08/2019
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] 01/08/2019
Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25] 01/08/2019
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 01/08/2019
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 01/08/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 01/08/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 01/08/2019
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] 01/08/2019
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 01/08/2019
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] 01/08/2019
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] 01/08/2019
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] 01/09/2019
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] 01/09/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 01/09/2019
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 01/09/2019
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 01/10/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. [D-IL-4] 01/10/2019
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] 01/10/2019
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] 01/15/2019
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 01/15/2019
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] 01/15/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 01/15/2019
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] 01/16/2019
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] 01/16/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 01/17/2019
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26] 01/17/2019
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 01/22/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 01/22/2019
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] 01/22/2019
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] 01/23/2019
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 01/25/2019
Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] 01/25/2019
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] 01/25/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 01/29/2019
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] 01/30/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 01/31/2019
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 02/04/2019
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 02/04/2019
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 02/07/2019
Rep. San Nicolas, Michael F. Q. [D-GU-At Large] 02/13/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 02/14/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27] 02/28/2019
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19] 03/05/2019
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 03/05/2019
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 03/11/2019
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 04/08/2019
Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] 04/12/2019
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 04/29/2019
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 06/04/2019
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 06/05/2019
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] 06/11/2019
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 06/11/2019
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 06/11/2019
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 06/12/2019
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 06/12/2019
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 06/13/2019
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 06/13/2019
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] 06/25/2019
Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7] 06/27/2019
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 08/16/2019
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 08/16/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 09/10/2019
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 09/18/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 09/20/2019
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 10/23/2019
Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] 10/30/2019
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] 11/26/2019
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 06/11/2020
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7] 06/18/2020
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 06/22/2020
Rep. Horn, Kendra S. [D-OK-5] 06/25/2020
Cosponsors Who Withdrew Date Cosponsored Date Withdrawn CR Explanation
Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [D-NJ-2] 06/24/2019 02/10/2020 H1001

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House Oversight and Reform01/03/2019 Referred to
09/19/2019 Hearings by
12/19/2019 Hearings by
House Rules01/03/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/03/2019)

Washington, D.C. Admission Act

This bill provides for admission into the United States of the state of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, composed of most of the territory of the District of Columbia. The commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union on an equal footing with the other states.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall issue a proclamation for the first elections to Congress of two Senators and one Representative of the commonwealth.

The bill applies current District laws to the commonwealth and continues pending judicial proceedings.

The commonwealth (1) shall consist of all District territory, with specified exclusions for federal buildings and monuments, including the principal federal monuments, the White House, the Capitol Building, the U.S. Supreme Court Building, and the federal executive, legislative, and judicial office buildings located adjacent to the Mall and the Capitol Building; and (2) may not impose taxes on federal property except as Congress permits.

The bill maintains (1) the District as the seat of the federal government, and (2) the federal government's authority over military lands and specified other property.

The bill provides for expedited consideration of a joint resolution repealing the 23rd Amendment to the Constitution, which provides for the appointment of electors of the President and Vice President.