U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-MD, today called for Senate passage of the
District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act
, S. 1257, saying:
“We have an obligation to ensure that all Americans have representation in Congress.”
The D.C. Voting Rights bill would add two seats to the U.S. House of Representatives, one for the District of Columbia and one for Utah, the next state in line to pick up an extra seat.
Currently, Delegate. Eleanor Holmes Norton, (D-D.C.) is a non-voting member of the House.
“This bill will give the citizens of the District voting representation in the House, which is long overdue,” said Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.