Freshman Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) is the latest senator to endorse the admission of Washington, D.C., as the nation’s 51st state.
Ossoff is currently one of eight senators in the Democratic Party’s caucus who have not co-sponsored the Washington, D.C.
He told HuffPost on Tuesday, however, that he supports D.C. statehood.
Like Ossoff, Tester has not yet co-sponsored the statehood bill this year, but he did co-sponsor the same bill in 2020.
Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images Sen. Jon Ossoff said he endorses D.C. statehood.
The D.C. statehood legislation would need support from 60 senators to surmount a Republican-led filibuster, unless Democrats change the filibuster rules.
The remaining Democratic caucus members who have neither co-sponsored nor endorsed D.C. statehood in 2021 are independent Sen. Angus King (Maine) and Democratic Sens. »