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Mayor Bowser to Join Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Senator Tom Carper to Announce the Washington, DC Admission Act

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, March 1 at 2 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) to introduce a formal petition for DC statehood to the 115th Congress.

The Washington, DC Admission Act will reflect statehood efforts of the New Columbia Statehood Commission and the historic support District residents indicated for statehood during last year’s election. Last November, 86 percent of voters supported a ballot initiative for statehood.

WHO:

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 1 at 2 pm

WHERE:

Dirksen Senate Office Building (Room 406)
US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
2nd Street, NE
*Closest Metro: Union Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].