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Feb 17, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that the District of Columbia’s medical aid-in-dying bill, the Death with Dignity Act, will take effect tomorrow, Saturday, February 18, 2017. Under the Home Rule Act, D.C. bills take effect upon the expiration of a congressional review period, unless a joint resolution disapproving a bill is enacted into law during the review period.
Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will give remarks at the University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC) 41st Anniversary Founders’ Day Celebration tomorrow, Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., on UDC’s Van Ness Campus at the Theater of the Arts Auditorium (Connecticut Ave. at Windom Circle, NW).
Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a member of the Quiet Skies Caucus, today at a Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing asked an executive of Pratt & Whitney, the nation’s largest producer of aircraft engines, when the company’s PurePower Geared Turbofan engine, which is expected to result in a three-quarters reduction in noise footprint, will be widespread throughout the industry.
Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a “Norton in Your Neighborhood” conversation in conjunction with Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5E this evening, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at Friendship Armstrong Elementary Academy (1400 1st St. NW).
Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Thurgood Marshall’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a conversation, entitled “50 Years of Civil Rights Since Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall,” to discuss civil rights, voting rights, Thurgood Marshall, and the Supreme Court on Monday, February 27, 2017, from noon – 2:00 p.m., at Howard University School of Law, Building 355 (2900 Van Ness St. NW).
Feb 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) today passed by voice vote her bill (H.R. 1003) to provide the District of Columbia Courts (D.C. Courts) and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) the same authority that federal courts and federal agencies have to offer voluntary separation incentive payments, or buyouts, to their employees.
Feb 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she is only in round one to prevent the House of Representatives from taking up a disapproval resolution to nullify the District of Columbia’s medical aid-in-dying bill, the Death with Dignity Act, which was passed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) last evening.
Feb 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) markup spoke in strong support for an amendment, introduced by OGR Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), to protect whistleblowers in the federal government.
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.

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