House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., announced his support for Washington D.C. statehood.
Hoyer’s announcement came in a column posted Thursday on The Washington Post website.
“Our founders, who prescribed the creation of a national capital not within the jurisdiction of any individual state, never intended for those living in it to be denied representation,” he said.
“For 228 years, our government has denied them that voice. More than 700,000 Americans remain unable to cast votes for an equal voice in Congress.”