The D.C. statehood effort got new life Thursday, when longtime skeptic House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer threw his support behind the idea and fellow Democrats pledged hearings to advance the issue.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Committee, said he has scheduled a hearing for July 24, marking the first time in more than a quarter century that the topic has gotten that far.
This is bullshit. How are they going to fit 51 stars on the Flag?
Seriously though, Rurik brought up a good point: “This is just a gimmick to create a Rotten Borough for two additional senators, who would be Democrat guaranteed for eternity.”