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Why Eleanor Holmes Norton Is Optimistic About D.C. Statehood

Thirty years after the congresswoman’s statehood bill failed, she’s seeing a light at the end of the tunnel

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton at a hearing on the District of Columbia statehood bill. Photo: Carlos Barria/Pool/Getty Images

On Monday, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing to discuss H.R. 51, the bill to give the District of Columbia statehood. Under the legislation, the federal city would change…




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