D.C.'s Mayor Is Reigniting The Fight For Statehood
The mayor of Washington, D.C., wants the nation's capital to become a state.By Ben Lawson | April 15, 2016
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser is resurrecting the fight for the nation's capital to become its own state.
Bowser announced Friday she plans to have the issue on the city's ballot in November.
Because D.C. isn't part of a state, its citizens don't have voting representation in Congress. It also means Congress has to approve the city's budget along with the national budget.