D.C. leaders herald Senate statehood bill despite steep odds

“In the last several years, we have been reminded of the of how limited home rule can be,” Bowser said, noting Republican-led budget riders have restricted D.C. from creating a legal recreational marijuana market or subsidizing abortion for low-income women. “So like my congresswoman and 700,000 Washingtonians, some born here and some who made D.C. their chosen home, this is personal. It’s personal because we’re we are Americans just like everybody else.”

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