4/22, 6:03 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US House passes bill to make Washington DC 51st state

The United States House of Representatives voted on Thursday in favor of giving Washington DC statehood.

The bill was passed along party lines as 216 Democrats voted to approve it and 206 Republicans opposed the legislation.

Before becoming law, the legislation must be approved by the Senate. Earlier this week, the White House said that US President Joe Biden supports the proposal to make the capital the 51st state called Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.

Breaking the News / NP