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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.
May 2, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today at a Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) hearing on U.S. airline customer service got officials representing four major airlines to commit to a major customer service reform. United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and American Airlines agreed to shorten their contracts of carriage with passengers, which list the services airline passengers are entitled to, from lengthy, legal jargon into simplified language.
May 2, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced the Pay Equity for All Act of 2017 with original cosponsors Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Jackie Speier (D-CA) to prohibit employers from asking job applicants for their salary history before making a job or salary offer.
May 1, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she will be looking to hold top airline officials accountable for recent troubling incidents involving airplane passengers at a Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) hearing she requested tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.
May 1, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that, following negotiations with the Republican Congress and the Trump White House, the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill, released today, is largely a victory for the District of Columbia.
Apr 28, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) presented Documented Original Tuskegee Airman Walter K. Robinson Sr., a District of Columbia resident, with a bronze replicate of the Tuskegee Airmen’s Congressional Gold Medal.
Apr 27, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today at an Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee hearing on disaster mitigation and recovery called climate change “the elephant in the room” and pressed witnesses on whether federal, state, and local governments are prepared to deal with the increasing number and severity of natural disasters, particularly in geographic areas where such disasters are unexpected.
Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today celebrated National Pretzel Day on Capitol Hill with a local District of Columbia business, the Pretzel Bakery, which handed out free pretzels to a long line of staff and others.
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.

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