House Passes D.C. Statehood Bill; Outlook Is Dim In GOP-Controlled Senate | MSNBC

House Passes D.C. Statehood Bill; Outlook Is Dim In GOP-Controlled Senate | MSNBC 1

 

Lawmakers approved the bill, 232-180, largely along party lines, marking the first time a chamber of Congress has passed a D.C. statehood bill. The legislation now goes to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it faces insurmountable opposition from GOP leaders. Aired on 6/26/2020.
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House Passes D.C. Statehood Bill; Outlook Is Dim In GOP-Controlled Senate | MSNBC

50 Comments on "House Passes D.C. Statehood Bill; Outlook Is Dim In GOP-Controlled Senate | MSNBC"

  1. George Florence | June 26, 2020 at 5:03 PM | Reply

    The outlook is always dim with Moscow Mitch around.

    • votes- have consequences | June 26, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Reply

      CALL TO ALL PROTESTERS IN KENTUCKY! Please register to vote! VOTE BLUE IN NOVEMBER! Booker is better than the BIGOT turtle neck orang turd eater!

    • @votes- have consequences I agree 100% #voteblue in Kenctucky

  2. Alex Oelkers | June 26, 2020 at 5:05 PM | Reply

    District of Columbia is 47.1% Black. Of course Republicans are against them having representation.

    • Freedom & Liberty Bot | June 27, 2020 at 10:18 AM | Reply

      Democrats have run Chicago for 89 straight years….. What has it done for them?

    • Freedom & Liberty Bot | June 27, 2020 at 10:19 AM | Reply

      @El Ram All you need is 60,000 people so the US should have hundreds more states….. Dumb’s wanna push it, we can get her done…. Just a giant waste of time, money and resources….. but dumb’s are terrific at stupidity.

    • Hardcore History | June 27, 2020 at 11:13 AM | Reply

      I thought DC is majority Black. 47.1% doesn’t sound right.

    • @Freedom & Liberty Bot Why so triggered? Your narrative’s misguided. 👈💯

    • Freedom & Liberty Bot | June 27, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Reply

      @El Ram I got no narrative…. I got common sense…. Something y’all can’t even fathom…. Need to be told like children what to think… Ef’in pathetic sheep.

  3. Andrew Smith | June 26, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Reply

    The Republican way. Cheap and obstruct. I can’t imagine being a part of any organization where you know you have to cheat because you know how unpopular you are. 🙄

  4. Soren Ingram | June 26, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Reply

    Mitch is NEVER going to allow a bill in the Senate that would gain the Dem’s 2 additional Senate seats. So we shall see what happens in 2021…

    • Jakob Peter Raahauge | June 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM | Reply

      @SinBae The military? Reinstate the rule of law, you mean! You just contradicted yourself! Remember – bring to justice! Don’t install a military dictatorship to root out autocracy, that’s adding gas to the fire!

    • @Soren Ingram, I understand what you mean. But I think our duty is this year in November. What happens next year, I believe we can leave to our new congress and president.

    • @Jakob Peter Raahauge Haven’t you read? Use the military to bring Trump to justice, on an international level, to have as little poltiical biases that any american court could have

    • Soren Ingram | June 26, 2020 at 7:53 PM | Reply

      @Kealii Oh It’s 200 % effort in Nov !
      then 2021 pres & senate can make rational decisions for the whole community

    • Jakob Peter Raahauge | June 26, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

      @SinBae International, when and if national justice sees it fit!

  5. Bipartisan again against theses radicals got to go and November cant come fast enough

  6. Remember when America fought a war because we were being taxed without representation? 🤔 🙄

    • If taxation without representation is such an important issue to people, then why are so many moving to Washington, DC?

    • Freedom & Liberty Bot | June 27, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Reply

      DC is well paid for with taxpayer dollars…. without us, DC wouldn’t even qualify to be a hicktown…. Like maybe Washingtonville.

    • @Freedom & Liberty Bot DC pays federal taxes, but doesn’t get a vote in the Senate or House. Let me know if you need help tying your shoes too. 😄😅

    • Freedom & Liberty Bot | June 27, 2020 at 3:07 PM | Reply

      @Ro G They’re overpaid political hack jobs paid for by me….. I say get rid of them, we’d all be better off.

    • Freedom & Liberty Bot | June 27, 2020 at 3:10 PM | Reply

      @Ro G I’m from California and I’m not represented at all…. ALL my tax dollars go to illegals while are streets are in shambles, most homeless and drug addicts on earth and literally human feces all over the place. If we can split California up too, I’m all for it.

  7. Todd Jenkins | June 26, 2020 at 5:15 PM | Reply

    GOP will block it…if anything just to block it…….they have been OBSTRUCTING SINCE 2009

  8. No worries, we’ll get it done in 2021. And then we will make Puerto Rico the 52 State. It’s long overdue.

    • Freedom & Liberty Bot | June 27, 2020 at 10:15 AM | Reply

      @CLEO D’POTUS Same can be said for red….. I see at least 23 new red states in California alone.

    • Freedom & Liberty Bot | June 27, 2020 at 10:16 AM | Reply

      @James Price Ya, because demoquaks don’t do exactly the same thing?

    • @Freedom & Liberty Bot No because when there’s higher voter turnout Dems win, tovarisch.

    • CLEO D'POTUS | June 27, 2020 at 2:07 PM | Reply

      @Freedom & Liberty Bot
      Breaking up states and coiuntries is the red state of mind

    • Freedom & Liberty Bot | June 27, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

      @James Price Makes sense seeing dem’s love keeping them poor….. I wish they would of gave up on slavery but it’s still alive and well thanks to the democratic party….. More illegals, more drugs in their current push which does nothing to raise anyone out of poverty.

  9. Vaughn Besley | June 26, 2020 at 5:22 PM | Reply

    Let’s go!!!

  10. Carlo Oblomov | June 26, 2020 at 5:24 PM | Reply

    Taxation without representation for DC and US territories abroad. I thought this was what started the Revolution. Does not seem to aply to people of darker skin tones. Pity.

    • Victor Johnson | June 26, 2020 at 5:52 PM | Reply

      @CITRUS KNIGHT DC is full of Federal employees so what do they Pay?.

    • @CITRUS KNIGHT Why do you folks post your ignorance on a public forum when a couple seconds of research would enlighten you?

    • Carlo Oblomov | June 26, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Reply

      @CITRUS KNIGHT Right. However they  pay federal taxes such as Social Security and Medicare; in the Virgin Islands their taxes  are paid to the local government but these taxes are “mirrored” from US taxes, i.e. they are the same, they just go somewhee elsee.   And all this without representation.

  11. Awesome Dems pass more DOA Bill’s to sit in McConnell’s Trash Can.

  12. There’s a higher population in DC than in Wyoming! Make DC a State!

    • Population has nothing to do with statehood. By that rationale, why not make Brooklyn a state?

    • Stephen Anderson | June 27, 2020 at 1:15 PM | Reply

      DC pays more in taxes to the federal government than most red states who receive more government money than they send back to Washington.

  13. Laurie Huntley | June 26, 2020 at 5:36 PM | Reply

    McConnell and Trump going to BLOCK EVERYTHING? Just like they did to OBAMA ;-(

  14. THEY SHOULD ABSOLUTELY BE A STATE! I lived very close to there in VA—they should be a state.

  15. I can hear it, the sound; it’s faint, but it’s there and it’s increasing . . . Ah ha! It’s the GOP death rattle.

  16. Why didn’t they pass this bill when Obama was prez and the house and senate was ran by Dems? These people just play games on both sides of the aisle

  17. I wouldn’t call the outlook dim. I would call it dark as a black hole.

  18. Uhuh when is puerto rico being considered tho?

  19. Floyd Schneider | June 26, 2020 at 7:17 PM | Reply

    Wow. The Democrats named the new proposed state after slave owner George Washington

  20. Off Topic: Leigh Ann looks like the creature from the 80’s movie The Dark Crystal.. not in a bad way
    🇺🇸Vote Blue🇺🇸

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