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No Vote For D.C.

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By Matt Bush

The long battle over voting rights for D.C. will go on for another year.

A bill that would have given the District a voting member in Congress was supposed to come up for a vote as early as tomorrow. But Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives have pulled the bill because of new language inserted in it that would have further eroded D.C.'s strict gun laws.

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton said she was shocked and blindsided by the changes, which she felt made the bill unpassable.

The advocacy group D.C. Vote applauded the pulling of the bill, saying the additions to the bill were "beyond the pale."

The state of Utah would have also received a new vote in the House of Representatives in the bill, but the urgency for that is less since the state will get the vote once the 2010 Census is completed.


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