Election Reform

DC Voting Rights


The more than 600,000 Americans living in the District of Columbia have only limited representation in Congress – their delegate to the House has no vote on the floor.  Common Cause strongly supports legislation that would provide the district with a seat with full voting rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The DC Voting Rights Act passed the House in 2008 with 241 votes. It garnered 57 votes in the Senate, a majority, but failed because supporters needed 60 votes to break a filibuster. The district’s delegate has reintroduced the legislation (HR 267) in the 112th Congress.


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