To provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a State for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives and Senate, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``District of Columbia Equal Representation Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. REPRESENTATION IN CONGRESS FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
(a) Representation.-- (1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective with respect to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress and each succeeding Congress, the District of Columbia shall be treated as a State for the purposes of representation in the House of Representatives and the Senate. (2) Classification of senators.--In the first election of Senators from the District of Columbia, the 2 senatorial offices shall be separately identified and designated, and no person may be a candidate for both offices. No such identification or designation of either of the 2 senatorial offices shall refer to or be taken to refer to the terms of such offices, or in any way impair the privilege of the Senate to determine the class to which each of the Senators elected shall be assigned. (b) Conforming Amendments Relating to Apportionment of Members of House of Representatives.-- (1) Inclusion of district of columbia in reapportionment of members among states.--Section 22 of the Act entitled ``An Act to provide for the fifteenth and subsequent decennial censuses and to provide for...