MIL-OSI USA: Norton Announces New IRS Data Show D.C. Pays More Federal Taxes Than 23 States and More Federal Taxes Per Capita Than Any State

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)

Jun 22, 2022

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today renewed her call for the Senate to pass her District of Columbia statehood bill, following the recent release of the Internal Revenue Service’s fiscal year 2021 Data Book, which shows D.C. pays more federal taxes than 23 states and more federal taxes per capita than any state.

“D.C. pays more federal taxes than 23 states yet has no voting representation in Congress,” Norton said. “‘No taxation without representation,’ the slogan that gave birth to the nation itself, should apply to the residents of the nation’s capital. The House has passed my D.C. statehood bill twice, President Biden supports it, and I, once again, call on the Senate to pass the bill and finally give the same rights other Americans have to the residents of our nation’s capital.”

The House has passed the D.C. statehood bill twice in history, in 2020 and 2021. The Senate version of the bill has 45 cosponsors and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on the bill last year.

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