Elizabeth Warren doubled-down on her demands for DC Statehood this week; bizarrely asserting the federal district should become a full US State because it has “more residents than Wyoming.”
“Washington, DC has more residents than Wyoming or Vermont. Its majority Black and Brown residents pay more per-capita in federal taxes than anywhere else in the US. It’s ridiculous that they still don’t have full representation in Congress,” posted Warren on Twitter.
Washington, DC has more residents than Wyoming or Vermont. Its majority Black and Brown residents pay more per-capita in federal taxes than anywhere else in the US. It's ridiculous that they still don’t have full representation in Congress. It's long past time for #DCStatehood. pic.twitter.com/eqJdhUloZa
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 22, 2021
If granted full statehood, the District would be granted two Senators to join the United States Congress.
‘HE WAS THE BEST’: Congressman Issa Reacts to the Death of Legendary Broadcaster Rush Limbaugh
Statement by Congressman Darrell Issa
America has lost an incomparable icon of broadcasting, media and the communication arts. The conservative movement has lost one of its most treasured and happy warriors. And we have lost a brave and generous friend like no other.
Rush Limbaugh was simply a giant – an almost daily presence in our lives for more than 30 years, he was one of history’s select few who can say he envisioned something that had never existed before, commanded its heights across five decades, and leaves a landscape of spectrum and substance that is his legacy alone.
It was more than the fact that he was a peerless radio host, though he was. Rush understood better than anyone we have ever seen the infinite power of one’s voice. His voice was inimitable, yet relatable. And while we didn’t use the word at the time, Rush’s brand was as distinctive as any before or since.
While his appeal spanned all 50 states and every corner of this country, his connection with conservatives complements that of even Ronald Reagan. Rush gave us something we always wanted: a national media platform free of mainstream gatekeepers. And he gave us something we always needed: a sense of humor.
Before there was anyone in what is now an immense media field, there was Rush. He was first. He was the best. And he will never be forgotten.
‘IT’S GONE’: Bill De Blasio Says NYC Facing $9 BILLION Deficit Due to Shutdown, Asks For Help ‘From Washington’
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked for help from lawmakers in Washington, DC Wednesday; saying the Big Apple is currently facing a $9 billion deficit due to the Coronavirus shutdown.
“We are now $9 billion in the hole between the current fiscal year and the one that begins July 1,” de Blasio said.
“We have lost billions upon billions of dollars of revenue that we use to serve our people,” de Blasio explained. “It’s gone. It’s not coming back.”
He added: “The only way to possibly keep this city functioning and keep the services provided, keep people on our payroll, is if we get a really substantial stimulus program from Washington.”
“This week I asked the state of New York for help. I asked the state of New York to give us a fallback, give us a safety net,” de Blasio said. “It’s something we need as a last resort if our federal government isn’t there for us, if we’re going to maintain basic services here in the city.”
Read the full report at Fox News.