Taxation without Representation: DC takes statehood fight to Senate

Featured Map: Location of Washington, D.C., in the contiguous United States and in relation to the U.S. states of Maryland and Virginia. This is a map of the location of Washington, D.C. showing the borders of states and counties around it. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

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Published on Sept 16, 2014

A Senate panel is taking a look at the possibility of turning Washington, DC into the 51st state. Over 630,000 people currently reside in the federal district, but have no representation in Congress. Residents have long fought for the right to have a say in the government that taxes them, but politics is a perpetual roadblock in their quest. DC Shadow Senator Paul Strauss joins RT’s Ameera David to discuss the fight and its implications.

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