To provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union.

Introduced in House
Washington, D.C. Admission Act 

 This bill provides for admission into the United States of the state of
Washington, Douglass Commonwealth. The Commonwealth shall be admitted to the
Union on an equal footing with the other states. 

The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall issue a proclamation for the first
elections to Congress of two Senators and one Representative of the

The Commonwealth shall consist of all Washington, DC territory as of enactment
of this bill, with specified exclusions for federal buildings and monuments. 

The Commonwealth may not impose taxes on federal property except as Congress

The bill applies current DC laws to the Commonwealth and continues pending
judicial proceedings. 

The bill maintains: (1) DC as the seat of the federal government, and (2) the
federal government's authority over military lands and specified other property. 

The bill provides for expedited consideration of a joint resolution repealing
the Twenty-Third Amendment to the Constitution (which provides for the
appointment of electors for President and Vice President).



  • Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H1524-1526)

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Referred to House Rules

    Mar 1st, 2017
  • Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform

    Mar 1st, 2017
  • Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

    Mar 1st, 2017
  • Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E261-262)

    Mar 1st, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 1st, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 1st, 2017