Stunning Reversal: Democrats Kill Voting Rights Bill for DC
by: David Lightman and William Douglas | McClatchy Newspapers

Washington – The House of Representatives, in a stunning reversal, will not consider whether to give the District of Columbia full voting rights in Congress.

“The price was way too high,” explained House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., in announcing the decision Tuesday.

The House had been expected to begin a historic vote and debate on whether Washington would get a voting member of Congress. Currently, the city is represented by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who can vote in committees but not on the floor.

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