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Biden says he strongly supports making DC the 51st state

President Joe Biden’s administration on Tuesday backed making Washington D.C. the 51st state as the House prepares to vote this week on legislation that would make it so. 

‘For far too long, the more than 700,000 people of Washington, D.C. have been deprived of full representation in the U.S. Congress,’ the administration said in a statement of policy release by the Office of Management and Budget. ‘This taxation without representation and denial of self-governance is an affront to the democratic values on which our Nation was founded.’

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Biden’s administration called the move ‘long overdue’ and said would make a more stronger union.

‘Establishing the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as the 51st state will make our Union stronger and more just,’ the administration said. 

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