The Washington, DC City Council is considering a new proposal that would lower the voting age in the district to just 16-years-old; allowing high-school aged teens to vote in local and federal elections.
According to ABC News, the measure passed with a unanimous 3-0 vote in the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee Thursday and will get a full council vote sometime in November.
“The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizens 18 and older the right to vote, but scholars have said it doesn’t prevent a state, or in this case, the nation’s capital, from setting a lower age,” writes ABC.
Council member Charles Allen hailed the proposal, saying the measure will “enfranchise the District’s young people and bring their voices into the political process.”
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HERE WE GO: House Democrat Calls on Congress to LOWER VOTING AGE to 16
A New York Congresswoman introduced new legislation this week that would lower the United States voting age to just 16-years-old; urging her fellow lawmakers to repeal the 26th amendment to the Constitution that sets the current restrictions.
According to the Washington Examiner, Rep. Grace Meng is hoping to lift the age requirements that were introduced nationwide in 1971.
“The 26th Amendment was the result of decades of argument that anyone old enough to be drafted to fight in the military at age 18 should also be able to vote. Support for that idea picked up steam during the Vietnam war,” writes the Examiner. “Because the Supreme Court ruled that Congress cannot regulate voting age in state and local elections, the Constitution was amended in 1971 to hold that 18-year-olds could vote nationwide.”
The liberal lawmaker is the latest example of left-wing activists seeking to gain new voters by any means necessary.
Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his newest “voter registration drive” throughout the Big Apple’s prison system.
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ARMAGEDDON 2: House GOP Reveals 2018 Midterm TAX CUT PLAN
Congressional Republicans unveiled their 2018 midterm road map Wednesday, revealing their plans to push a second tax cut to motivate the party’s base and add further fuel to the economy heading into the high-stakes election.
“Days before lawmakers head home for five weeks of summer campaigning before the Nov. 6 congressional elections, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady rolled out a ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ proposal that would also expand savings opportunities for families and workers while expanding write-offs for start-up businesses,” writes Reuters.
“This is an excellent first step,” said Rep. Brady.
The new proposal could spell disaster for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who confirmed her party’s plan to repeal the GOP-sponsored tax cuts should they retake control of Congress this fall.
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