DON YOUNG VOTES AGAINST IT

In an historic vote, U.S. House of Representatives today voted in support of statehood for the District of Columbia.

U.S. Congressman Don Young voted against the measure, but the House is controlled by Democrats and for the first time in history the perennial effort to create the 51st state passed, 232-180. Just one Democrat and one independent voted against it. Republicans voted against it, as DC would be a powerful…

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