DC Residents May Finally Get Rep. in Congress

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2009 2:40 PM CST
A view of the West Front of the Capitol building in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – Residents of the nation’s capital are poised to finally have a vote in Congress, the AP reports. Debate opened today on a bill that would give Washington’s 600,000 residents a House seat, and with a Democratic Congress and president in place, it might pass this time. Democrats outnumber Republicans 4-to-1 in the District, but Republican-leaning Utah would get an additional seat under the bill.