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ANALYSIS: All The Proof You Need That DC Statehood Is All About Politics

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Dylan Housman Healthcare Reporter
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After emphasizing the importance of statehood for Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico for months during the 2020 election cycle, Democrats suddenly seem to only be concerned with representation for the nation’s capital.

Progressive activists and Democrats across the board have expressed support for making D.C. the 51st state, and the House of Representatives even passed a bill to do so. Puerto Rico, on the other hand, has faded into the background, only receiving attention from a few members of the party. One possible reason is that it’s less sure to be a Democratic win.