The United States Constitution spells out in very plain language in Article I Section 2:
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
and Article I Section 8:
The Congress shall have Power.........To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States
The only thing stopping this egregious un-Constitutional bill is an even more un-Constitutional measure contained in the bill passed by The United States Senate, stopping it only until both Houses come to an agreement on how make something bad passable. The Senate bill has a provision that tramples on The 2nd Amendment in the same manner as the previous DC gun laws. They are trying to say that DC should have Congressional representation just as long as they surrender their right to representation. But, that is another story.
The District of Columbia is, as it was set up to be, the seat of the federal government. Subject to the legislative authority of Congress. Not a test case for the total disregard of specific language in The Constitution.
Over are the days of extending extra-Constitutional meaning to clauses.
Now there is the complete disregard to the meaning of the word State. The District of Columbia is not a State. If it were to be granted Statehood, then there will be need to move the seat of government to a new region ceded from a current State, or States.
Is that the goal of these stupid, arrogant, self-serving, asinine, illiterate, moronic, bunch of know-nothings that have been sent to Congress in our names ?!?!?!?!?!?