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January 22, 2021
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser predicted Friday that the Democratic-led Congress will soon vote in favor of statehood for the District of Columbia and send the bill to President Biden’s desk for a signature.
Biden expressed support for statehood during the presidential campaign but hasn’t said recently whether he would sign it into law.
“I have supported statehood for 36 years,” Biden said during a campaign stop.
Bowser, a Democrat, said many Americans are unaware that D.C. can become a state with a simple majority in Congress and a signature from the president. Democrats now have a majority in the House and Senate after Georgia Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were sworn-in this week.