Newsmax.com - Senate Votes to Give DC Citizens Vote in Congress Senate Votes to Give DC Citizens Vote in Congress Thursday, February 26, 2009 4:48 PM WASHINGTON -- The people of District of Columbia would get the vote in Congress the Founding Fathers denied them under legislation the Senate has approved. The Senate legislation would give the district a vote in the House of Representatives. The bill offsets what is certain to be a gain for Democrats by adding one seat in Republican-leaning Utah. The House is to take up the measure next week and is expected to pass it easily. More difficult could be a certain court challenge from opponents who say it is unconstitutional to give a vote to the nation's capital because it is not a state. This bill, will of course, be thrown out by the Supreme Court (hopefully). For those who voted for Obama, the Constiution specificallys says that DC is NOT A STATE, and should not be treated as one. The people that live there have always known that, however, the government dole afforded to DC residents has been too rich for them pass up.