Washington mayor calls for city to vote on statehood: Washington Post

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Posted: Apr 15, 2016 10:41 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday called for a vote to make the nation's capital the 51st U.S. state, the Washington Post reported.

Bowser, speaking at an event that included residents and some Democratic members of Congress, called for the citywide vote in November that would also give Washington a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, the Post said.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Megan Cassella)