Apr 22, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the House is voting on Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's D.C. statehood bill, H.R. 51, paving the way to finally receive voting representation in Congress for the residents of the nation's capital. With 216 cosponsors, the bill is virtually assured House passage, which will mark the second time in history a chamber has passed the D.C. statehood bill. The first was when the House passed the bill last year.
Apr 22, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) celebrated House passage today of her District of Columbia statehood bill (H.R. 51). The bill passed by a vote of 216-208. The bill had 216 cosponsors, virtually guaranteeing passage. This was only the second time a chamber of Congress had ever passed the D.C. statehood bill. The first was when the House passed the bill last June.
Apr 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tomorrow, the House will debate and vote on Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's (D-DC) District of Columbia statehood bill (H.R. 51), paving the way for D.C. residents to finally receive voting representation in Congress and full local self-government. With 216 cosponsors, the bill is virtually assured House passage, which will mark the second time in history a chamber has passed the D.C. statehood bill. The first was when the House passed the bill last year.
Apr 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released her remarks from today’s press conference ahead of tomorrow’s historic House vote on her District of Columbia statehood bill (H.R. 51). Norton joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), and Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) at the press conference. With 216 cosponsors, the bill is virtually assured House passage tomorrow, which will mark the second time in history a chamber has passed the D.C. statehood bill. The first was when the House passed the bill last year.
Apr 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) spoke on the House floor today during the debate on the rule that will govern Thursday’s House floor debate on her D.C. statehood bill (H.R. 51). The bill has 216 cosponsors, virtually guaranteeing House passage on Thursday. This will be only the second time a chamber of Congress has passed the D.C. statehood bill. Last year, the House passed the bill for the first time.
Apr 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) testified this morning at the House Rules Committee hearing on her D.C. statehood bill today on behalf of House Democrats. Immediately after the hearing, the committee will vote on a rule that will govern consideration of the bill when it comes to the House floor later this week. The general public can watch the hearing live at rules.house.gov.