While the D.C. statehood movement has been around for quite some time, President Obama recently became the first sitting president to give his approval. Congress would still need to approve statehood, but I would be for it. Residents of D.C. have no real representation in Congress, and while I think they should have just one representative and one senator, getting statehood would be easier than amending the U.S. Constitution for the D.C. area. While statehood wouldn't be the most ideal move, I'd rather it be its own state than for it to become part of Virginia or Maryland as there would be some laws from both areas that would contradict each other.
What do you think? Should D.C. be a state or remain the same?