WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDVM) — Paul Strauss, the elected United States Senator from Washington, D.C., spoke today about the possibilities of D.C. statehood in the future under President-elect Joe Biden.
“Joe has been a strong supporter of D.C. statehood,” Strauss said. “President Biden we expect to be as committed to it as Senator Biden.”
Strauss is a non-voting member of the Senate representing D.C. He said he is hopeful about the future of D.C. statehood, especially with the two senators from Georgia who have “committed to support D.C. statehood.”
“I think we’re closer than ever, but I think the biggest change is that people realize that statehood for Washington, D.C. is now good and important for the entire country,” he said.
Strauss was first elected in 1996. He has been campaigning for D.C. statehood with various campaigns, including his “51 Stars” campaign featuring 51 celebrities advocating for D.C. statehood.