The New Columbia Admission Act (H.R. 265) is a bill that would grant Statehood to the residential and commercial portions of the District while keeping areas around the National Mall, the White House, and the Capitol as the National Capital as articulated in the U.S. Constitution. All lands included in the revised National Capital area are currently owned and managed by the Federal Government. A simple majority vote of both Houses of Congress and President Obama's signature would enact the bill into law and New Columbia would be admitted into the Union as the 51st State.
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