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D.C. Budget Autonomy Comes Closer To Reality

In April D.C. residents voted to amend the city's charter to grant elected officials more control over locally raised funds, and now a congressional review period of the results is coming to a close.

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While Statehood Remains Elusive Goal, D.C. Leaders Plug Away At Symbols

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton hasn't had much luck getting D.C. statehood, but she's pulled off a few symbolic victories along the way.

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Norton Pledges To Fight House Attempt To Change D.C. Gun Laws

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is again fighting a House measure that would exempt active military personnel from the city's strict gun laws.

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Norton And Gray Urge Congress To Leave D.C. Budget Alone

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Mayor Vincent Gray want members of Congress to avoid attaching strings to how D.C. can spend its own money.

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U.S. Senator Introduces Bill That Would Restrict Abortions In D.C.

A Republican senator wants to prohibit abortions in D.C. after 20 weeks, provoking complaints from city officials that he's imposing his opinion upon D.C. residents.

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Hawaii State Senate Backs D.C. Voting Rights

The Aloha State backs D.C.'s quest for full voting rights.

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D.C. Statehood Bill Introduced In Senate

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would make D.C. the 51st state, though it's highly unlikely to pass and is being seen as a largely symbolic gesture.

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Norton Introduces D.C. Voting Rights, Statehood Bills

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced three bills that would increase D.C. autonomy this week — although none of them are expected to go anywhere in the Republican-led House of Representatives.

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Gray Hopes Message Of Inaugural Address Will Apply To District Residents

President Barack Obama spoke of inclusiveness and fairness during his inaugural address, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he hopes those same principles come to embrace residents of the District.

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Presidential Limo To Use 'Taxation Without Representation' Plates

After calls from District officials and a petition from D.C. voting rights activists, President Barack Obama has agreed to put D.C.'s "Taxation Without Representation" plates on the presidential limo.

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