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Jan 30, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a press conference 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 tomorrow, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in 421 Cannon House Office Building.
Jan 30, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her prepared opening statement for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) markup on the Committee’s Authorization and Oversight Plan for the 115th Congress tomorrow, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.
Jan 30, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) condemned a provision in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s (OGR) draft Authorization and Oversight Plan for the 115th Congress, released today, calling for increased oversight of the District of Columbia’s local affairs, and announced that she would file an amendment to strike the anti-home-rule provision at a committee markup of the plan tomorrow, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.
Jan 30, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today blasted the House Oversight Committee and Government Reform for announcing a markup of a disapproval resolution to nullify the District of Columbia’s medical aid-in-dying bill, the Death with Dignity Act, for Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building, without holding a hearing on the bill with experts and not giving D.C. officials the opportunity to defend it.
Jan 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) was elected by her fellow Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to return as the Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Jan 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said she was relieved that Members of Congress have moved to the next step to deal with the burgeoning issue of airplane noise following a year of frustration Norton has had in working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the issue in D.C. The Congresswoman this week joined Representative Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and members of the bipartisan Quiet Skies Caucus to introduce H.R. 598, the Airplane Impacts Mitigation (AIM) Act of 2017.
Jan 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—With the approach of cold weather and snow, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will meet with National Weather Service (NWS) Director Louis Uccellini on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in 2136 Rayburn House Office Building, to discuss strategies for more accurately measuring snowfall measurements within the boundaries of the District of Columbia.
Jan 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—After speaking on the House floor, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she will vigorously fight to prevent Senate consideration and passage of a national anti-choice bill passed by the House today that uniquely targets the District of Columbia by permanently prohibiting the District from spending its local funds that have been approved by Congress on abortion services for low-income women.
Jan 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Republican-controlled House Rules Committee today refused to make in order Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D-DC) amendment to strike the provision making the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 (H.R. 7) applicable to the District of Columbia.
Jan 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today condemned a bill introduced by Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) to permanently prohibit the District of Columbia from spending its local funds that have been approved by Congress on abortion services for low-income women.

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