Make Puerto Rico and Washington DC Parts of States of the Union
However, D.C.'s statehood advocates might find an ally in Puerto Rico, the small island south of Cuba. Puerto Ricans have repeatedly indicated that they are ready to shed their status as a U.S. territory. In 2012, voters approved a resolution similar to D.C.'s, and last year, they elected a pro-statehood governor named Ricardo Rosselló. Just this past June, voters in Puerto Rico voted for statehood in a referendum.
Like D.C., though, Puerto Rico is a perfect candidate. The island has a history of severe budget shortfalls, and its fiscal health must improve before the United States would consider granting it statehood. and if United States Sell's Alaska to Canada.
And the United States gives Statehoods to Puero Rico and Washington DC.