| Washington DC/Representative |
(Member of the United States House of Representatives)
|Member of the United States House of Representatives from the city of Washington DC|
As the federal capital, the city of Washington in the District of Columbia is a special federal district, not a state, and therefore does not have voting representation in Congress. The Constitution grants Congress exclusive jurisdiction over the District in "all cases whatsoever".
In the House of Representatives, the District is represented by a delegate, who is not allowed to vote on the House floor but can vote on procedural matters and in congressional committees. D.C. residents have no representation in the Senate. The Twenty-third Amendment, adopted in 1961, entitles the District to the same number of electoral votes as that of the least populous state in the election of the president and vice president.
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|Walter E. Fauntroy||23 March 1971||3 January 1991|