Senate Democrats are all in for making our nation’s capital a state.As of this week, 41 out of the Senate’s 50 democrats have signed on in support of S. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act. That includes progressive stalwarts Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren.
Puerto Rico also wants to be a state. Fifty-two percent of the island’s residents said so in a locally-sponsored plebiscite in November 2020. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D) of New Mexico introduced the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act (S.780) this past January to affirm the island’s status choice.