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May 16, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at a press conference hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., and the House Triangle (SE corner of Capitol).
May 16, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a bill to add the Mayor of the District of Columbia to the list of named principals for whom the president can order the nation’s flag be flown at half-staff.
May 11, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Next week, during National Infrastructure Week (May 15-19), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will introduce a bill to make the District of Columbia eligible for federal flood mitigation and prevention funding in light of concern about the increased threat of flooding in D.C. neighborhoods, downtown, and the National Mall.
May 11, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that, according to a press report, the Trump Administration will nominate Jessie K. Liu to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, without consulting Norton, although she requested consultation, which was the practice of the last Republican administration, under President George W. Bush.
May 10, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement after the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey by President Trump.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that, although she requested consultation, the Trump Administration has nominated Dabney Friedrich to the District Court for the District of Columbia without consulting Norton, which was the practice of the last Republican administration, under President George W. Bush.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that she will introduce a resolution to honor federal employees for their work through times of war and peace, recession and prosperity, and global instability and uncertainty. This week (May 7-13) is Public Service Recognition Week.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her letter to U.S. National Arboretum Director Richard Olsen requesting a formal apology over the Arboretum’s inappropriate and overly aggressive treatment of first grade students from Two Rivers Public Charter School, who were visiting the Arboretum on a field trip, and provide her office “with an action plan on how the U.S. Arboretum will train its staff and volunteers to ensure all visitors feel welcome.”
May 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the same day President Trump signed a controversial executive order easing regulations that prevent places of worship and tax-exempt charities from engaging in political activity, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) hearing spoke out against Republican attempts to gut the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits churches and charitable organizations from engaging in political campaign activity.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today helped send off Team 26, a group of 26 cyclists inspired to action after the loss of 20 first-graders and six teachers in the tragic 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, as they embarked on a 400-mile ride from the District of Columbia to Newtown.