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Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the threat of a federal government shutdown looms and with many spending issues still unresolved, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today assured District of Columbia residents that the D.C. government will avoid shutting down if the federal government shuts down because of a provision she got included in the fiscal year 2016 omnibus appropriations bill.
Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—With the looming threat of a federal government shutdown later this week, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a bill that would guarantee back pay to federally-contracted retail, food, custodial and security service workers furloughed during a shutdown in fiscal year 2017.
Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a bill to require certain federal officials who serve the District of Columbia to live in the city.
Apr 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As Congress prepares to come back from its spring recess tomorrow, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR), noted that OGR Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced during the recess that he would give up his seat, possibly before the end of this Congress. Norton issued the following statement.
Apr 11, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her letter to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) requesting a hearing on the violent removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight this past Sunday.
Apr 10, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Subcommittee on Aviation, released the following statement calling for a hearing on the violent removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight.
Apr 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Quiet Skies Caucus, led by co-chairs Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and vice chairs Congressman Mike Quigley (

Apr 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who enforced the 1963 Equal Pay Act (EPA) as a former chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, today introduced the Fair Pay Act of 2017 (FPA), to help eliminate the gender wage gap by requiring men and women doing comparable work to be paid comparable wages.
Apr 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she would vigorously defend from congressional interference a bill passed by the District of Columbia Council today that requires health plans to provide coverage for preventive health services for women, including contraceptives.
Apr 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement on the passing of her good friend and former Ward 6 Councilmember Sharon Ambrose.