Thursday, September 6, 1979 | Washington Post (DC) | Milton Coleman
A broad coalition of District of Columbia Democrats announced yesterday the
formation of the D.C. Committee for a Democratic Alternative -- in effect a
committee supporting the unannounced candidacy of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
(D-Mass.) for president. It is the second pro-Kennedy group established in the District. In July,
community activist Norman C. Neverson and political fund raiser Mark Plotkin announced
formation of the D.C. Kennedy for President Committee.
Tuesday, May 8, 1979 | Washington Post (DC) | Donald Baker
The battle for full voting representation in Congress for residents of the District
of Columbia is likely to be won or lost in places like this city of 50,000 in
southeastern North Carolina instead of the hearing rooms of the Senate. D.C. Del. Walter E. Fauntroy knows that, so he has been spending many nights
and weekends in the Fayettevilles of the nation, asking the home folks,
especially the black home folks, to put pressure on their home state senators
to vote in behalf of the proposed constitutional amendment.
Wednesday, March 8, 1978 | Washington Post (DC) | Op-Ed
IN THESE DAYS of overworked bicentennial sloganeering, taxation without representation is hardly the catchy rallying cry it once was. Yet here in the nation™s capital, there are more than 720,000 Americans who live and pay taxes but who are without a single voting representative in either chamber of Congress. We mention this today not because Washingtonians need any reminder of their exclusion from the important decisions made on the floors of the House and Senate, but because once such decision “ on this very issue “ is forthcoming in the House.
Sunday, March 5, 1978 | Washington Post (DC) | Donald Baker
At 11:30 a.m. last Thursday, a volunteer, charged with keeping tabs on the
coming House vote on congressional voting representation for the District of
Columbia, called the office of D.C. Del. Walter E. Fauntroy and reported that a
member of the New York delegation was wavering. Another volunteer quickly checked the comprehensive files of Self-Determination
for D.C., the coalition that plotted strategy for the measure. The files
indicated that a lobbyist for the Westinghouse Electric Corp. might be able to
influence the wavering representative.
Thursday, March 2, 1978 | Washington Post (DC) | Donald P. Baker
Full voting representation in Congress for residents of the District of Columbia was portrayed as a moral and civic rights issue during debate in the House yesterday on the eve of today's vote on the proposed constitutional amendment. Del. Walter E. Fauntroy, the city's nonvoting House member, started two hours of floor debate by describing the resolution as "a moral issue . . . that cannot be quieted by half measures," such as awarding voting rights to the city in the House only, as opponents are expected to attempt to do before today's crucial vote.
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.