Joe Lieberman and Orrin Hatch are co-sponsoring a bill that would give a new member of the House of Representatives to both Utah (whose population has increased) and the District of Columbia (which has no voting representative in the House).
Kudos to him. This is a good idea whose time came a while ago. The idea behind giving Utah another seat is that both Republicans and Democrats are likely to pick up a seat, instead of just the Democrats getting one from Washington D.C.
The nation’s capital will still not a have a senator, however. I liked the idea of expanding either Maryland or Virginia’s senate district to include D.C. Maybe half and half? It isn’t fair that Washington doesn’t have the same rights as the rest of us.