Senate Minority Blocks D.C. Voting Rights
The D.C. Voting Rights Act of 2007 was the closest the District has come in nearly 30 years to gaining full voting rights in the U.S. House. Their lone representative, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, may speak for or against legislation but not vote on the House floor. The bill attracted bi-partisan support, with all but one Democrat and 8 Republicans voting in favor of cloture. FairVote partner, D.C. Vote, will continue to take the lead in securing a vote for the citizens of the District of Columbia.
The D.C. Voting Rights Act of 2007 overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives in April, 241-177.
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