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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Parent

United States

Abbreviation

DC

Website

United States

Established

2/21/1871

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

2/4/2013


City Government

Council

Mayor

Senate

DC Shadow Senate 1

DC Shadow Senate 2

Congressional Delegate

DC - Delegate

DC - Delegate

President

President

House of Representatives

DC Shadow Representative


DESCRIPTION

The District of Columbia "Justitia omnibus" The District of Columbia entered the Union as a federal district on February 21, 1871. It hosts the seat of the government of the United States. Like other citizens living in states, D.C. citizens pay full federal and local taxes, but they do not get the privileges of representation and independence that the states have. Also, unlike the states, when D.C. receives federal funding, the funding comes with directives on how the money should be spent. D.C. residents do not have voting representatives in the Senate or in the House of Representatives to protect their interests. They have nonvoting representation that can sit on committees, but the representatives cannot vote on bills affecting their District. Senators and members of Congress from the states have voting powers. D.C. residents have a limited Presidential vote equal to the smallest state regardless of their population, and have only had the right to vote for the President since the 1964 election. Unlike states who can appoint their own local judges, the President appoints D.C.'s local judges. Congress only delegated power to an elected mayor and 13-member city council in 1974, and Congress continues to review and modify D.C.'s laws and budget.


INFO LINKS

Washington DC Republican Party

Washington DC Democratic Party

District of Columbia Board of Elections

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Mayor

Washington DC Statehood Green Party

US Senate Subcommittee on the District of Columbia

US House Subcommittee on the District of Columbia

Communist Party of the District of Columbia

Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia


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MEDIA

TV News

WJLA Channel 7 (ABC)

TV News

WRC Channel 4 (NBC)

TV News

WUSA Channel 9 (CBS)

TV News

WTTG Channel 5 (FOX)


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

11/26/2013 9:00 pm

Profile

Atlas Runs

RBH

10/11/2013 1:10 pm

Blog Entry

Dozens Of Truckers Show Up To Completely Shut Down DC; Constitution Likely To Survive Anyway

Homegrown Democrat

9/7/2013 6:00 pm

News

Washington, DC may institute 24-hour waiting period for tattoos and piercings

IndyGeorgia

2/14/2013 6:00 pm

News

D.C. May Elect Attorney General Starting in 2015

Scott³

7/30/2010 7:00 pm

News

After initial obscurity, 'The DMV' nickname for Washington area picks up speed

Scott³

12/20/2012 11:15 am

News

Democratic Senators Push To Make “New Columbia” Nation's 51st State

TX DEM

6/17/2010 11:45 am

Blog Entry

D.C. LGBT Activists Push to Legalize Prostitution

Jason

4/20/2010 4:00 pm

News

House Democrats kill D.C. voting-rights bill

Scott³

10/6/2009 1:00 am

General

Same-sex marriage bill in DC appears unstoppable

ChronoT

6/22/2009 7:00 pm

News

Four killed in Washington-area Metro train collision

J.R.

6/15/2009 8:00 am

News

The hunks of Capitol Hill

Gerald Farinas

6/9/2009 10:40 pm

Proposed Legislation

Hoyer offers dismal take on D.C. vote bill

RP

5/7/2009 11:00 pm

Opinion

Um, Chocolate City is More Gay-Friendly than You Think

ChronoT

5/6/2009 1:05 pm

Announcement

Congress Won’t Intervene in DC’s Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Pelosi Says

Homegrown Democrat

5/5/2009 12:00 pm

News

D.C. Gay Marriage Measure Set for Mayor's Signature

Eric

7/10/2008 9:00 am

News

A Vision of Washington With Unfettered Views

ArmyDem

9/18/2007 2:50 pm

Proposed Legislation

D.C. Voting Rights Bill Derailed in Senate

RP

9/13/2007 2:00 pm

Proposed Legislation

D.C. Voting Rights in Senate's Hands

RP

4/19/2007 10:20 pm

News

House OKs bill giving D.C. voting powers

The Sunset Provision

3/20/2007 3:00 pm

Statement

White House Threatens D.C. Vote Bill

particleman

3/19/2007 1:00 pm

Study

Study finds one-third in D.C. illiterate

The Sunset Provision

1/3/2007 10:00 pm

Proposed Legislation

Hail Columbia?

The Sunset Provision

6/26/2006 12:00 pm

News

Flooding cripples Washington

Rob Brodner

11/4/2005 10:00 am

General

Marvin Gaye, Still Heard on Grapevine, Gets Washington Memorial

Nothing wrong, just gone

9/5/2005 11:00 pm

News

Gallaudet University's First Deaf President to Retire

COSDem

7/7/2005 4:00 pm

General

D.C. Monument Elevator Stuck With 35 Aboard

Nothing wrong, just gone

5/16/2005 8:00 pm

General

Unemployment In D.C. Up to 8.2%

RP

5/4/2005 7:00 pm

News

Bill to Give Washington a House Vote Is Proposed

The Sunset Provision

2/23/2005 2:45 am

Proposed Legislation

Patents Pending

particleman

1/15/2005 12:00 am

News

[D.C.] Mayor says traffic cameras needed for revenue

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1/11/2005 12:00 am

General

U.S. Tells D.C. to Pay Inaugural Expenses

RP

11/8/2004 12:00 am

Election Guide

DC Statehood Greens Congratulate 2004 Candidates, Celebrates Six Victories.

The Oncoming Storm

11/7/2003 12:00 am

News

Five Democrats pull out of D.C. primary

Tony82

9/22/2003 12:00 am

Humor

D.C. Once Again Murder Capital, Mayor Brags

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