A look back at key moments in the District's pursuit of a congressional vote.
Created by washingtonpost on Jun 11, 2010
Last updated: 06/14/10 at 09:03 AM
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House leadership withdraws the bill from a final floor vote after local leaders object to the inclusion of a gun amendment.
Barack Obama expresses lukewarm support for D.C voting rights in January: "This takes on a partisan flavor, and you know, right now I think our legislative agenda's chock-full. I would like to explore how quickly we can get it done. In March, the Senate passes the Davis-Norton bill, now known as the D.C. House Voting Rights Act-but not before attaching an amendment that removes most city gun-control laws.
Davis announces he will leave congress, but Norton vows to continue pursuing the Utah Compromise.
The new Democratic majority pledges to pass the bill. The measure clears two House committee before stalling on the floor.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) joins Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) as a co-sponsor of the bill.
Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) introduces a bill that would add two house seats -- one for the District and one that probably would go to Republican-leaning Utah. It never comes to a vote.
A special three-judge panel rules against both groups, arguing that the Constitution provides voting rights in Congress only to those living in states. New D.C license plates say "Taxation Without Representation.