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Mar 28, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a bill that would give the District of Columbia exclusive authority, like states and U.S. territories, to grant clemency for criminal convictions under its laws. The District of Columbia Home Rule Clemency Act is part of Norton’s “Free and Equal D.C.” series.
Mar 27, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) thanked District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), which administers the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG), a federal program Norton created, for announcing today that the city intends to clarify that students 18 years of age or older may participate in DCTAG, regardless of their parents’ immigration status, and that parents with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may establish domicile.
Mar 27, 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, Social Hall (125 Michigan Ave. NE).
Mar 27, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a “Norton in Your Neighborhood” conversation in conjunction with the Edgewood Civic Association this evening, Monday, March 27, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at the Summit at St. Martin’s Apartments (116 T St. NE).
Mar 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that she will introduce legislation to require the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to collect and publish broad demographic characteristics, including race, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, of missing children.
Mar 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and CBC Judicial Nomination Working Group Chair Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today submitted testimony, on behalf of the CBC, to the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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 administr