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Official White House Response to Place the DC “Taxation Without Representation” License Plate on the Presidential Limousine.
This response was published on February 22, 2013.

No Taxation Without Representation!

By David Agnew

That slogan rings just as true today as it did back in 1773.

After living in the District for four years, President Obama has seen firsthand how unfair it is for D.C. residents to spend their lives working hard, raising children, and paying taxes without a vote in Congress.

We hope you noticed that during his Inauguration President Obama's Motorcade was sporting the D.C. "Taxation without Representation" license plates. Well, we've got some good news for you.

Those tags are staying on.

Presidential License Plate

President Obama supports a vote in Congress for the people of Washington, D.C. -- as well as Home Rule and budget autonomy.

President Obama will continue to show his support for efforts in Congress to bring full representation for the people of the District of Columbia -- including displaying its license plates.

So thanks for your petition, and taking part in the We the People platform.

David Agnew is Deputy Assistant to the President and the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

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