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Van Hollen, Cardin Among Reps Pushing for DC Statehood

May 27th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said this week that “D.C. statehood is an idea whose time has come,” and several Democrats lined up on the floor of the upper chamber to argue for making the District the nation’s 51st state. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, both Democrats from Maryland, were among those who spoke on behalf of legislation to make D.C. a state. Van Hollen called some of the arguments against statehood that have been made by Republicans “absurd.”


Cardin said granting D.C. statehood is something is has been advocating for more than forty years…