Washington D.C. has never had a full voting member of Congress. Most Americans aren't aware of this. Their representative, Eleanor Norton Holmes, a black woman had voting rights in committee but now that the GOP are back in control, they have removed even those rights. Washington D.C. has more people than Wyoming which gets two senators and a congressman. They have almost as many people as a handful of other states, and more importantly pay more Federal income tax than do 19 states.
Those newly elected Tea Party loving congressmen and women who voted to disenfranchise Washingtonians have obviously forgotten the origins of their party name. Either that, or the fact that Washington always votes for the Democrats, which is even more shameful.