The House Committee on Oversight and Reform approved a bill Tuesday to make Washington, D.C., a state despite conservatives objections, advancing it to a vote before the full House a year after it passed a similar measure that died in the Senate.

Key Facts

The House is set to vote on the Washington, D.C. Admission Act next week.

The committee passed the measure on a party-line vote, setting up what will likely be full House approval next week by a similar vote.

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