S.J.Res.11 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to a seat in the House of Representatives for the District of Columbia.

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  • Official: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to a seat in the House of Representatives for the District of Columbia. as introduced.

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  • NanaG 04/25/2009 10:03am

    Is this a state???? No! Then no rep!!!!!

  • mrlargo 04/25/2009 7:33pm

    I agree. It is the seat of the government, not a state and there for not represented. Having a district for the government to operate from is listed as a power of congress. For the government to represent itself for itself within the district would be unconstitutional.

  • mattbman 04/29/2009 9:34am

    If it were only a seat of government and it’s entire function was related to government, I would agree, however there are people who live in the district, and I feel it would be appropriate to represent them in the Congress, as most of them are directly or indirectly supporting the federal offices in the district.

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    mrlargo 05/12/2009 10:47am

    Instead of giving them representation I would rather have any taxes levied in the District be revoked. Then there is no reason for representation in the district. The fact that the government is in the district is the reason for not having representation. The government is not supposed to be representing themselves. To do so would be self-serving and a source for more corruption. If people living there want representation, then they need to move. The rule is there for a reason. Like of all of us do, when you make a decision to do something, in this case live in the district, then you have to deal with the consequences.

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    kev946 07/23/2009 5:22am

    I agree that if the people in the district are not represented they should not have to pay federal income tax. No taxation without representation.

    However, this is not the government representing themselves. The members of congress are residents of other states, and vote in their home states. Even the ones who have a second home in the district still vote in their home states. They are not residents of the District of Columbia. Typically members of the executive branch maintain their homes in their home states as well, and vote there. The government was placed in its own district so no single state would have more power because it hosted the Capital. I do not believe the Founding Fathers foresaw the large number of people living in the District who were not from other states working for or with the Federal Government.

  • henhousefox 04/30/2009 2:40pm

    No more amendments to the US Constitution!


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