Tuesday, June 9, 2009

DC House Voting Rights Act Killed

Say it ain't so, EHoNo! The Washington City Paper (and other outlets) reported this afternoon that Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has killed the DC House Voting Rights Act. The legislation is not a complete goner, though: "Please understand that we are holding the bill for now, not giving up on voting rights," Holmes said in a statement.

Said Mayor Fenty on the news: "On behalf of the residents of the District of Columbia, I applaud the leadership and great effort put forth by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, District Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton and other Congressional leaders for their work to secure full voting representation for District residents. Going forward, I remain committed to working with our Congressional leaders, as well as members of the Council of the District of Columbia, to secure full voting representation as fast as humanly possible."

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