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Timeline: History of the Campaign for D.C. Voting Rights

The debate over D.C. voting rights goes back more than 200 years. Here are some key events in the District's pursuit of a congressional vote:


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Foes Fight D.C. Vote Measure In Senate
Article | Opponents of a bill that would award the District its first seat in the House of Representatives fought back yesterday with a blitz of amendments in the Senate, including one to repeal the city's gun-control laws that appeared to have significant support.
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Supporters Upbeat About Bill to Give D.C. a Vote in Congress
Article | Supporters of D.C. voting rights believe that they are on the verge of their biggest victory in at least 30 years as the Senate prepares to take up a bill this week creating a full House seat for the District.
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Officials Cheer Vote for D.C. Voting Representative
Video | U.S. Senators joined D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Mayor Adrian Fenty Thursday to talk about the Senate's 61 to 37 vote to give the District a voting representative in the House of Representatives.Video by Hamil Harris/The Washington Post
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Optimism In Face of D.C. Gun Hurdle
Article | Supporters of the D.C. vote bill expressed optimism yesterday that the legislation would be stripped of an amendment that would turn the nation's capital into one of the easiest places in America to own a gun.

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