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Feb 13, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she will continue her vigorous defense of the District of Columbia’s medical aid-in-dying bill, the Death with Dignity Act, after the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR), as expected, today passed a disapproval resolution to nullify the local D.C. bill by a vote of 22-14, losing one Democratic vote, but gaining one Republican vote.
Feb 13, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released Norton’s prepared opening statement for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) markup of a disapproval resolution to nullify the District of Columbia’s medical aid-in-dying bill, the Death with Dignity Act, this evening, Monday, February 13, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.
Feb 13, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will meet with National Weather Service (NWS) Director Louis Uccellini today, Monday, February 13, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in 2136 Rayburn House Office Building, to discuss strategies for more accurately measuring snowfall measurements within the boundaries of the District of Columbia.
Feb 10, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it will withhold federal transit funds from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia until the jurisdictions establish a new State Safety Oversight Program (SSOP), certified by FTA, for the rail operations of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
Feb 10, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton today released the following statement on the passing of former District of Columbia Councilmember H.R. Crawford.
Feb 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) today announced that the committee will mark up a disapproval resolution to nullify the District of Columbia’s medical aid-in-dying bill, the Death with Dignity Act, on Monday evening, February 13, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.
Feb 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today thanked Patrick Burke, the U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, for his service following his announcement that he will resign his office effective February 4, 2017.
Feb 2, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) joined Gold Star Father Khizr Khan, Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), and several House Democrats at a press conference today to introduce the Freedom of Religion Act, which prohibits barring immigrants, refugees, and international visitors from entry in the United States on the basis of religion.
Feb 1, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who was scheduled to speak at a United States Postal Service ceremony today dedicating a Dorothy Height Forever stamp, said that the stamp was an honor due to the most influential female leader of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement.
Jan 31, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released her statement ahead of a press conference today with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to defend D.C.’s medical aid-in-dying bill, the Death with Dignity Act, from congressional interference.