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Mar 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that the National Park Service (NPS) agreed, at her request, to extend the public comment period on the Anacostia Park Management Plan until March 31, 2017.
Mar 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser today announced grant recipients under D.C.’s new Immigrant Justice Services Grant Program, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she would continue to strongly defend the program from Republican attacks in Congress. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) has launched an investigation of the program.
Mar 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced her bill to give the D.C. home-rule authority over the D.C. National Guard. The bill, the District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act, would give the D.C. mayor the authority that the chief executive of states and territories have over their Guards.
Mar 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In questioning witnesses at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that the Trump administration should focus on cutting the massive waste at the Department of Defense (DoD) instead of giving the defense agency a $52 billion spending increase at the expense of draconian cuts to dozens of other government agenc

Mar 20, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released Norton’s letter to President Donald Trump requesting that he extend her the courtesy of consulting on the appointment of the U.S. Attorney, federal district court judges and other Senate-confirmed federal law enforcement officials in the District of Columbia—the same courtesy extended to her by President George W. Bush.
Mar 17, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at the retirement ceremony for Major General Errol Schwartz, Former Commanding General of the District of Columbia National Guard, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at the D.C. National Guard Armory Drill Floor (2001 East Capitol St. SE).
Mar 16, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today went after freshman Representative Tom Garrett (R-VA) for introducing a bill that would wipe out almost all of the District of Columbia’s local gun safety laws, despite a shallow record of introducing bills to benefit his own district.
Mar 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced the District of Columbia Local Prosecutor Establishment Act of 2017 to create a local prosecutor’s office, designated under local law, to prosecute all local crimes in the District of Columbia.
Mar 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will commemorate Women’s History Month by moderating a panel discussion entitled, “Feminism: Alive and Well: A Conversation on What Women Want Today,” on Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Trinity Washington University (125 Michigan Ave. NE).
Mar 10, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) blasted passage of the so-called “Divest DC” resolution (H.Res. 38) by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) today, but noted that the close 21-19 vote included a Republican Member, Representative Steve Russell (R-OK), voting against the resolution along with all the Committee’s Democrats.

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