House Passes Bill to Make DC the 51st State, but GOP Opposition Means Bill Unlikely to Advance Further

Nicholas Wu USA TODAY June 26, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state, though Republicans and the White House have voiced their opposition to the measure. The bill, aptly named “H.R. 51,” passed on a mostly party-line vote of 232-180. One Democrat, Rep. Collin

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Loretta Lynch Confirmed by Senate as First Black Female United States Attorney General

Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as attorney general, the first black woman in American history to hold the country’s top law enforcement post. The Senate approved Lynch, a federal prosecutor from New York, on a 56-43 vote after an unusually lengthy confirmation delay. President Barack Obama nominated Lynch as the

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