Could Washington, D.C., become a state? The New York Times has just reported a bill to grant the District of Columbia statehood has passed the House, on party lines. It would be the 51st state and would be called Washington, Douglass Commonwealth in honor of Frederick Douglass. If it becomes a state, it would have one representative and two senators. The bill, however, faces stiffer challenges in the U.S. Senate, where it's estimated that at least 10 Republicans would have to get on board with the idea. What are your thoughts? Should D.C. become a state?