Washington, D.C., as the 51st State? What to Know

The U.S. capital is home to more than 700,000 people — bigger than the population of Wyoming or Vermont. It pays more federal taxes per capita than any state. But Washington, D.C., isn’t a state, which means (among other things) that it doesn’t have a vote in Congress. A decades-long movement to make D.C. the 51st state may have its best chance now, with Democrats in charge on Capitol Hill and the White House. But even if statehood legislation wins House support in a vote scheduled for Thursday

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