S.160 - District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009

A bill to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives. view all titles (5)

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  • Official: A bill to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives. as introduced.
  • Short: District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 as reported to senate.
  • Short: Second Amendment Enforcement Act as passed senate.
  • Short: District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 as passed senate.

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  • Cascadian503 08/09/2009 6:38pm

    Taxation without representation. Give ’em a VOTE! It is inconceivable that the Framers of the Constitution originally intended to disenfranchise taxpayers. One more representative in Congress will suffice.

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    Herostratus 08/17/2009 5:47am

    Now of course the other option that’s been thrown around for years now is to exempt DC taxpayers from the federal income tax… That would solve the taxation without representation problem…

    Though it would just fill up with corporate raiders and investment bankers who owned vacant (and increasingly derelict) property to claim residence. (though that would greatly increase the city income tax takings)

    But amusing to consider, perhaps.

    The main problem for me remains Congress meddling in DC local affairs.

  • McLeancc3 08/17/2009 5:49am

    This should be an amendment, until it is an amendment to the constitution I will not support this. They must go the the proper process to inact this policy I will not support any bill that is allowing them to overstep their boundries clearly defined by the U.S. constitution.

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    dankennedy73 09/22/2009 6:37pm

    For the sake of Constitutional law which unfortunately has been violated quite a lot recently, I have to agree with you on every count.

  • fortermlimits 10/31/2009 4:19pm

    Come on Joe, I thought you knew better than to propose something like this. I am truley disappointed in you.

  • ConstConsv1990 04/27/2010 2:07pm

    This is a clear breach of the Constitution. DC is not one of the “several States,” nor will it ever be. I cannot understand why the non-voting representative from DC can introduce a bill, nor how the Senate would pass this version.

    So what is next? Puerto Rico, Northern Marianas, Samoa, Guam, Virgin Islands?


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