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DC statehood should cut the legs out from under (Original Post) cilla4progress Apr 2021 OP
So do you think Manchin and Sinema will vote in favor of it? n/t PoliticAverse Apr 2021 #1
It needs 60 votes in the Senate. bearsfootball516 Apr 2021 #2
Might make it as a reconciliation bill ColinC Apr 2021 #5
Reconciliation is for budgets only tinrobot Apr 2021 #6
States don't contribute federal taxes? ColinC Apr 2021 #7
Territories & whatever DC is are in a limbo of taxation without representation. So statehood... Hekate Apr 2021 #8
That's what I'm cilla4progress Apr 2021 #9
D.O.A. SoCalDavidS Apr 2021 #3
We need the Senema and Manchin votes,... magicarpet Apr 2021 #4
The Senate would need to end the filibuster xmas74 Apr 2021 #10

Hekate

(90,542 posts)
8. Territories & whatever DC is are in a limbo of taxation without representation. So statehood...
Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:51 PM
Apr 2021

...is likely to have a neutral tax impact on the US budget. Currently they get one Representative in the House, but she can’t vote.

Wikipedia or Google is likely to tell you a lot more detail, but basically, they are already paying federal taxes but have no say in how the money is spent.

magicarpet

(14,119 posts)
4. We need the Senema and Manchin votes,...
Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:44 PM
Apr 2021

.... when the senate bill comes up for DC statehood. If either votes no the issue is doomed for passage. Will they be willing to relinquish the power they hold over the Biden policy agendas ?

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