House Bill on D.C. Statehood Likely to Pass

June 25, 2020

Proposed by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the bill, H.R.51, to be discussed and voted on tomorrow, would declare the city a new state, named “Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.”

Mark Plotkin, a Passionate Voice, Has Died

September 23, 2019

Plotkin wrote for all manner of news outlets, including, in recent years, The Georgetowner, where his last pieces appeared in 2017, and the Hill, where he covered the first hectic years of the Trump administration.   

Bowser, D.C. Officials Make Compelling Statehood Pitch to Congress


Proposed by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the legislation would shrink the District — the official seat of the federal government — to two square miles.

Mayor Bowser Delivers 2019 State of the District Address

March 19, 2019

Here is the complete text of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s State of the District address, as delivered on Monday, March 18, at the University of the District of Columbia.

Del. Norton Cites D.C. Statehood Progress

February 25, 2019

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton reported on Feb. 21 that she had introduced H.R.51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, and obtained a record 155 original cosponsors.