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Section 14: Statehood Fund Program

What is the District of Columbia Statehood Fund?
(DC Official Code § 1-123(g)(1))

A “District of Columbia Statehood Fund” is any fund established by the DC Senator or Representative to support the purposes and operations of the public office of Senator or Representative.

Limitations on the Statehood Fund
(DC Official Code § 1-123(g)(3))

The Senator or Representative may not expend monies from the Statehood fund for promoting or opposing any political party or committee, nor the nomination, election or recall of any individual to or from public office.

Reporting Requirements
(DC Official Code § 1-123(g)(3))

Each Senator and Representative must file a Report of Receipts and Expenditures quarterly on the first (1st) day of January, April, July and October of each year.

Things to Remember

  • Only the District of Columbia Senator and Representative may establish a Statehood Fund.
  • A Statehood Fund may not expend monies for political purposes.
  • Each Senator and Representative is required to file a Report of Receipts and Expenditures on a quarterly basis.