Tuesday, August 2, 1977 | Washington Post (DC) | Editorial
From our latest
batch of summer mail was learn that once again it's time for those seemingly
perennial rites on Capitol Hill in which various people ponder the question of
voting representation in Congress for the District of Columbia. The 1977
hearings are scheduled to begin in the House on Wednesday. As long-timers here
know, this event has been going on for generations; it's just that Contress has
not gotten around to approving a proposed constitutional amendment.
Thursday, February 17, 1977 | Washington Post (DC) | Jack Eisen
President Jimmy Carter, in his first statement on District of Columbia
governmental matters since entering the White House, said yesterday that the
nation's capital should be granted voting rights in Congress. While declaring that "the President's interference in the internal affairs
of the District . . . should be minimal," Carter said he had not reached a
position on a form of expanded home rule that would further detach the city
from U.S. control. "Whether to go to statehood, I doubt the advisability of that,"
Carter said.
Monday, April 8, 1963 | New York Times (NY)
The newly adopted Twenty-third Amendment to the Constitution of the United States does not do much by way of giving sovereign power to the eight hundred thousand people who live in the District of Columbia. It does give them power for the first time to vote in a Presidential election, but not to choose their own local government, to make their own local laws, to shape their own local budgets or to impose their own local taxes.
| Washington Post (DC) | Roy A. Schotland
In supporting the lawsuit claiming that the Constitution compels Congress to give Senate and House seats to the District, Benjamin Wittes lines up with able lawyers and an imaginative law professor [op-ed, July 12].
| Washington Post (DC) | Editorial
The problem with being a ward of Congress can be neatly summed up in the Bilbray amendment to the fiscal 1999 D.C. appropriations bill, which passed the House last week. Thanks to Rep. Brian P. Billbray, a Republican from California, children in the District of Columbia could be criminally prosecuted for succumbing to the sophisticated marketing techniques of the tobacco industry and retailers. You heard it right.
| Maret Magazine (DC) | Daniel Solomon
I loved growing up in D.C. as my hometown. My Maret buddies and I loved riding our bikes through Georgetown, sneaking into Dumbarton Oaks and the Swiss Embassy swimming pool on hot summer nights (not recommended given current security concerns). The Nation's Capital was our home and our playground.
| Marstar | Editorial
On behalf of the half million permanent residents of the nation's capitol, 20 activists have brought to the highest court in the land a case that has the chance to finally right the unresolved issue of the representation and local control in the District of Columbia.

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