No Vote For D.C. | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

No Vote For D.C.

Play associated audio

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.

NPR

Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

As The Cosby Show celebrates its 30th birthday, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography on how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.
NPR

To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.
NPR

To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.
NPR

Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.