D.C. May Soon Get a Real Representative in Congress


The 600,000 residents of Washington, D.C., are one step closer to actually getting a full voting member in the House of Representatives — instead of some weird, pseudo-powerful delegate — after a procedural vote passed the Senate today. The bill would permanently expand the House to 437 members, giving one seat to the staunchly liberal District and another to conservative Utah, just to be fair. Well, that only took 200 years. [WP]