John Oliver On Why Washington DC Experiences Taxation Without Representation

John Oliver said on Last Week Tonight “There is one U.S. territory that suffers a lack of representation in D.C., and that is D.C. itself”

“The people of D.C. clearly deserve a greater voice in their own affairs, and they’ve actually come tantalizingly close to getting a voting representative in Congress,” Oliver said. “In 2009, a bill to give D.C. a vote was introduced in the Senate, and the Senate did the most dickish thing imaginable: passing it, but with a little addition.”