Utah 4th seat bill may be back

Utah 4th seat bill may be back

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Congress is being asked to vote again on a bill that would give Utah a fourth seat in the House of Representatives and a seat for Washington, D.C.

Washington's non-voting delegate wrote House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, suggesting a vote for Feb. 12. That's the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP.

The House passed a bill in 2007 that would have given the District of Columbia a representative and adding a member to Utah's delegation. But the bill was blocked in the Senate.

Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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