New legislation could make the nation's capital the 51st state. The bill, "H.R. 51," was debated on Thursday before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, voiced her support of the bill. Elizabeth Warren, via Twitter Elizabeth Warren, via Twitter It is the first House hearing on statehood since 1993. The bill has the support of most House Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.