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Jan 14, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) called on the Senate to pass voting rights legislation and her District of Columbia statehood bill, which passed the House for the second time last April.
Jan 13, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said today that she will defeat a bill introduced yesterday by Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) that would nullify the District of Columbia’s order that requires individuals to present documentation of COVID-19 vaccination to enter restaurants, bars and many other facilities, which takes effect on January 15, 2022. Gaetz is the fifth member of Congress to try to block a D.C. vaccine policy this Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) sent a letter today to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing concern about recent United States Postal Service layoffs, particularly with increased reports of delayed and undelivered mail in the District of Columbia and across the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) expressed disappointment that the Department of Defense (DoD) did not call on Congress to give the mayor of the District of Columbia control over the D.C. National Guard in connection with the memorandum it issued on December 30, 2021, streamlining the approval process for deploying the D.C. National Guard for law enforcement purposes. The president controls the D.C. National Guard, while the governors of the states and territories control their National Guards.
Jan 11, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that she will hold a virtual community meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. on the Supreme Court's new retractable vehicle barrier on a residential street, the 200 block of A Street NE. This meeting will be an opportunity for residents to share their concerns about the barrier and to find a solution that works for residents and the court. The court believes it has the legal authority to put the barrier on the street.
Jan 10, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a bill to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (HRA) to permit the Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia to transmit legislation to Congress in the form of the Chairman’s choosing, including electronic form. This bill seeks to modernize the method D.C. legislation is transmitted to Congress for the congressional review period.