Norton Thanks Biden Administration for Issuing Statement of Administration Policy Strongly Supporting D.C. Statehood Bill

Apr 20, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) thanked the Biden administration for issuing today a Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) strongly supporting her District of Columbia statehood bill (H.R. 51). President Biden has long supported D.C. statehood, but the SAP is the administration’s formal position on H.R. 51. The House will vote on H.R. 51 on Thursday, when it is expected to pass.

“Thank you to the Biden administration for today’s statement supporting H.R. 51,” Norton said. “The residents of our nation’s capital deserve voting representation in Congress and full local self-government, and with Thursday’s House vote and expected passage, along with Democratic control of the Senate and White House, we have never been closer to statehood.”

The SAP can be viewed here: