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Biden administration backs D.C. statehood, urges ‘swift’ action as House prepares to vote on bill

  • The Biden administration on Tuesday formally threw its support behind a long-shot bid from Democrats to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state.
  • Congress should "provide for a swift and orderly transition to statehood" for D.C., the Office of Management and Budget said in a statement of administration policy.
  • The White House's full-throated support for Washington's statehood came days before the House is set to vote on a bill that would put the commonwealth on "equal footing with the other states."

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