Tuesday, July 14, 1992 | Washington Times (DC) | Vincent McCraw
NEW YORK - The D.C. delegation mapped out an aggressive strategy to put
statehood on the mind of the nation, but the message yesterday appeared not to
travel very far. On the front steps of the main public library on Fifth Avenue, Mayor Sharon
Pratt Kelly, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson
pitched statehood's cause to what was hoped to be a national media contingent.
But the 20-minute event attracted only a few national media and they departed
when Mr. Jackson left - in the middle of the news conference.
Thursday, June 4, 1992 | Washington Times (DC) | Janet Naylor
Rep. Jim Moran - a vocal opponent of District statehood - yesterday
introduced a bill that would grant the city representation without taxation. The bill proposes a constitutional amendment that would give the city two
senators and one representative with full voting privileges. It is an
often-mentioned alternative to statehood, which, if granted, would allow the
city to tax suburbanites who work in the city.
Friday, April 3, 1992 | Washington Post (DC) | Kent Jenkins Jr.
The House District of Columbia Committee approved legislation yesterday that
would make the District the 51st state, setting up a potentially bitter
partisan confrontation in the full House later this year. On a party-line vote of 7 to 4, the committee voted out a plan to transform
most of the District into the state of New Columbia but maintain a small
independent enclave as the seat of national government. Democrats supported the
measure; Republicans opposed it.
Wednesday, February 5, 1992 | Washington Times (DC) | Editorial
The National Governors Association yesterday reversed a long-standing position
and narrowly defeated a resolution supporting congressional voting
representation for D.C. residents. In the final session of the group's winter meeting, it voted 14-13 against a
resolution originally adopted in the late 1970s and 1980s to give D.C.
residents a vote in Congress without full statehood.
Tuesday, November 19, 1991 | Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) | Wire reports
A parade of Democratic presidential candidates yesterday lined up in support
of statehood for the nation's capital. "The failure to grant statehood to the men and women of the District of
Columbia undercuts America's greatest promise -- that the power flows from the
people and not the other way around," Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas said.
Wednesday, May 29, 1991 | Washington Post (DC) | Kent Jenkins Jr.
Saying that D.C. residents are being deprived of "basic civil
rights," Jesse L. Jackson asked federal officials yesterday to determine
whether the District's lack of statehood violates voting rights laws.
Wednesday, January 9, 1991 | Washington Post (DC) | Editorial
The changing of the guard in District has eliminated several obstacles to
statehood. Walter Fauntroy opposed statehood for most of his term in office.
When he finally came around, he insisted on personally controlling the
statehood campaign. His leadership proved as ineffectual as it had been in his
previous campaign for voting representation in Congress.
Saturday, March 31, 1990 | Congressional Quarterly | Transcript of press conference
President Bush met at the White House on March 23 with a group of regional
reporters who were in Washington. Following are excerpts from the Reuter
transcript of that session:
Saturday, March 24, 1990 | Washington Post (DC) | Ann Devroy; R.H. Melton
President Bush, dealing another serious blow to the D.C. statehood movement,
said yesterday that he opposes the city's admission to the union as a state and
linked his opposition to what he said was the District's funding coming
"almost exclusively" from the federal government. The White House later tried to clarify the president's description of D.C.
funding. Only 14 percent of the city's operating budget comes from federal
sources; the rest comes from local taxes and fees.
Sunday, March 18, 1990 | Washington Post (DC) | Editorial
I am a longtime opponent of statehood for the District of Columbia, but I
must concede that there are two aspects of the District's status that trouble
me: that people of this city have fought and died in wars for this country yet
lack full voting representation in Congress and that they are taxed without
representation. The question for me has been how to reconcile the conflict between the
insurmountable problems regarding D.C. statehood and the compelling argument in
favor of granting D.C. residents the right to vote.