District of Columbia Representation and Vote: Hearings Before Subcommittee No. 5 on House Joint Resolution 529 Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Granting Representation in the House of Representatives and in the Electoral College to the District of Columbia. April 6 and 7, 1960

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Committee Serial No. 18. Considers H.J. Res. 529, to submit proposed constitutional amendment to states for ratification to grant eligible D.C. residents right to elect congressional delegates and to participate in Presidential elections.
 

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Page 29 - The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State...
Page 83 - Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina. South Carolina, Georgia, Florida Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma...
Page 21 - The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.
Page 106 - Without it, not only the public authority might be insulted and its proceedings be interrupted with impunity ; but a dependence of the members of the General Government on the State comprehending the seat of the Government, for protection in the exercise of their duty, might bring on the National Councils an imputation of awe or influence, equally dishonorable to the Government and dissatisfactory to the other members of the Confederacy.
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Page 99 - That the foundation of English liberty and of all free government, is, a right in the people to participate in their legislative council...
Page 21 - ... President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment. SECTION...
Page 68 - Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of both houses concurring), That the following article be proposed to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the constitution of the United States...
Page 97 - ... Several important considerations have been touched in the course of these papers, which discountenance the supposition, that the operation of the federal government will by degrees prove fatal to the state governments. The more I revolve the subject, the more fully I am persuaded that the balance is much more likely to be disturbed by the preponderancy of the last than of the first scale.

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