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Should the District have representation and voting rights in Congress?

The District's population has surpassed the milestone marker of 600,000 residents, reversing a half-century of decline and marking the first increase since Harry S. Truman was president.

Results for the 2010 Census announced Tuesday show the nation's capital growing steadily over the past decade. Read the full story.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  December 21, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  | Category:  Local Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Wonder just how many of those living in DC are transient. They come in with a President and leave with a President if not before. Is the population increase due to more people holding government jobs?
As to having representation,The United States Constitution grants congressional voting representation to the states, which the District is not. The District is a federal territory ultimately under the complete authority of Congress. The lack of voting representation in Congress for residents of the U.S. capital has been an issue since the foundation of the federal district.

Posted by: Anne501 | January 3, 2011 6:21 PM

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