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Bill To Give DC Voting Rights Moves Out OF Senate Committee

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:44 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:05 PM ET

The Washington Post:

The D.C. voting rights bill has won another victory. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved the legislation this morning by a vote of 9 to 1.

Virginia's Sen. John W. Warner (R), cast the dissenting vote, but in an encouraging sign for advocates, three Republicans voted in favor of giving the District a full voting member in the House: Susan Collins of Maine, George V. Voinovich of Ohio and Norm Coleman of Minnesota.

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Filed by Nick Graham  |