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DC Voting Rights Act

On Thursday, April 19, 2007, the DC Voting Rights Act (H.R. 1905) passed the House of Representatives 241-177. This is the first time in a generation that the House has passed a bill that works toward bringing voting representation to the nearly 600,000 Americans living in the nation's capital.

On May 1, 2007, Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Bob Bennett (R-UT) introduced the DC House Voting Rights Act (S. 1257) in the Senate. On Wednesday, June 13, 2007, the DC House Voting Rights Act (S. 1257) passed in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 9-1! With broad bipartisan support, this gives the bill ever-growing momentum as it now moves to the Senate Floor.

from DC Vote