Nation: Victory for D.C.

It gets seats in Congress

The scene in the packed Senate galleries looked almost like a replay of the great civil rights celebrations of the 1960s. Black leaders, including Martin Luther King Sr., Coretta King, Urban League Director Vernon Jordan and N.A.A.C.P. Chief Benjamin Hooks, applauded, cheered and embraced. With one vote to spare, the Senate last week approved, 67 to 32, a constitutional amendment that would give the District of Columbia two Senators and one or two Representatives, depending on the outcome of the 1980 census. Already passed by the House, the bill now heads to the...

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