Washington, D.C. (Feb. 7, 2020)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, along with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, announced details for the Committee’s markup and vote on a D.C. statehood bill on Tuesday, February 11, at 10:00 A.M. The Committee vote is the first congressional vote on DC statehood since 1993.
The Committee expects a large turnout for the historic event. Doors at the Rayburn House Office Building open at 7:30 A.M., but doors to the hearing room (room 2154) will not open until 9:45 A.M.
The bill, introduced by Norton in January 2019, would admit the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth into the Union as a State consisting of most of the territory of the present-day District of Columbia.
Details are as follows:
WHERE: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
WHEN: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
TIME: 10:00 A.M.
Seating is not guaranteed
The markup will take place in Rayburn 2154. There will be three overflow rooms with wheelchair-accessible seating: Rayburn 2141, 2247 and 2203. Seating is not guaranteed and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities may be arranged by contacting Chioma Chukwu at [email protected] or (202) 225-5051 at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled business meeting.
Ways to Watch:
First, you can come to the Rayburn House Office Building before the markup and find a seat in one of the rooms. Again, seating will be limited.
Follow along with the hashtag #DCstatehood.
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