D.C. Voting Rights Moves Along

Senate Gives Green Light to Bill

The D.C. Voting Rights passed through the Senate on Monday with a 62-34 vote. The vote has set the motion for the House to review and mark up the legislation.

“I could not be more pleased that the House and the Senate are moving at the same time on our D.C. House Voting Rights bill,” Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., said in a statement. “This time it looks like a race to the finish, and the Senate is ahead by a lap.”

Voted out of the House in 2007, the bill is expected to clear the Judiciary Committee, but only after attempts to amend the bill. The House is scheduled to have its first review Wednesday and mark up the legislation that will not only give D.C. its voting rights but will also add another House seat for Utah.