District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray (right) and Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat of D.C., (left) the District's non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives, prepared Monday to testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at a hearing on statehood for D.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairman who called the hearing, Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, has secured 18 Senate co-sponsors for a statehood bill, but he doesn’t appear to have enough support from Democrats on his own committee to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote, and no further action on the bill is planned.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray (right) and Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat of D.C., (left) the District's non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives, prepared Monday to testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at a hearing on statehood for D.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairman who called the hearing, Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, has secured 18 Senate co-sponsors for a statehood bill, but he doesn’t appear to have enough support from Democrats on his own committee to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote, and no further action on the bill is planned. J. Scott Applewhite The Associated Press
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray (right) and Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat of D.C., (left) the District's non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives, prepared Monday to testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at a hearing on statehood for D.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairman who called the hearing, Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, has secured 18 Senate co-sponsors for a statehood bill, but he doesn’t appear to have enough support from Democrats on his own committee to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote, and no further action on the bill is planned. J. Scott Applewhite The Associated Press

District of Columbia gets no respect on Capitol Hill

September 18, 2014 10:06 AM