District Of Columbia Voting Rights Act Introduced In House

2007

Reintroduced in the 110th Congress, the D.C. Voting Rights Act grants the District of Columbia a seat in the House of Representatives. The bill is essentially the same as proposed legislation that obtained bipartisan support during the 109th Congress. During a September 2006 hearing before a Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, legal scholars and lawmakers express unanimous consent that denying D.C. residents a vote in Congress is a problem that must be corrected. The D.C. Voting Rights Act also passes the House Committee on Government Reform in May 2006 by a vote of 29-4.