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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.
Jan 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that Norton has filed an amendment at the House Rules Committee to H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, to strike the provision making the bill applicable to the District of Columbia.
Jan 18, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has reintroduced a National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed bill that would wipe out almost all of the District of Columbia’s local gun safety laws, including its ban on assault weapons, large capacity magazines, and its registration requirements, and prohibit D.C. from passing gun laws in the future.
Jan 18, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today blasted Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) for reintroducing his bill 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.
Jan 12, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she plans to mount a vigorous defense of the District of Columbia’s medical aid-in-dying bill, the Death with Dignity Act, from congressional attacks after Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) today introduced resolutions of disapproval to block the District’s local legislation from taking effect.
Jan 10, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the lottery drawing to determine recipients of the Congresswoman’s allotted tickets to attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration has been postponed. An updated date and time will be announced.
Jan 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that her office will hold a lottery drawing tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in 2136 Rayburn House Office Building, to determine recipients of the Congresswoman’s allotted tickets to attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration.
Jan 5, 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 1B this evening, Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (815 Florida Ave. NW).
Jan 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that she hopes that signs posted this week, for the first time, at the entrance of congressional office buildings indicating that guns are prohibited in the Capitol Complex would end the hypocritical efforts by Republicans to eliminate the District of Columbia’s local gun safety laws while Congress takes extra efforts to ensure guns are barred from the Capitol Complex.
Jan 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her letter to District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Leif Dormsjo asking DDOT to consider alternatives to the current plan of suspending all construction activities on roadways and sidewalks from Friday, January 13, 2017 through Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

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