Biden Admin. "Strongly Supports" D.C. Statehood...

The White House on Tuesday announced its support for a D.C. statehood bill currently being debated by the House, which is poised to pass the lower chamber but will likely face an uphill battle in the Senate, where many Republicans oppose it.

The bill would make D.C. the 51st state, called the “State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth,” and would carve out a new federal district consisting of the Washington Mall, where there are no residents.

The statement is the first ever instance in which the White House has given official support to the D.C. statehood effort, according to pro-statehood group DC Vote – a sign of the growing unity among Democrats for the push.

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