Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) said that members of Congress who want Washington, D.C. to become a state "should propose a constitutional amendment and let the people of America vote."
The freshmen Democratic congressman said keeping Washington, D.C.'s 700,000 residents without full representation is "unconscionable."
About half of all Democrats support statehood for both Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, while only one-quarter of Republicans agree, according to a new poll.
Many critics highlighted things the Founding Fathers wouldn't approve or that are still accepted today.
The reason why Washington, D.C. isn't a state can be traced back to the American Revolution before Congress had a permanent home.
Conservative pundit Sean Hannity appeared to express disbelief about a tweet Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made in favor of Washington, D.C. statehood after the Washington Nationals World Series win.
Ricardo Rosselló sat down with Newsweek to talk about Puerto Rico's recovery efforts and why statehood is important for the future of the island.
Sweden's new prime minister Stefan Lofven announced the move in his inaugural speech to parliament