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Jan 22, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), and David Trone (D-MD) today announced that they would introduce legislation to implement the recommendation from the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recently released report on helicopter noise in the National Capital Region (NCR). In January 2019, the Members wrote GAO requesting it conduct a study of helicopter noise in the NCR. GAO announced in June 2019 that it would conduct the study.
Jan 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced the National Commission on the Insurrectionist Attack Upon the United States Capitol Act, which would create a national commission to provide a complete account of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, including preparedness and response. The commission would also present recommendations on how to protect our country from future attacks. The bill is modeled on the bipartisan legislation that created a commission to investigate the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Jan 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today reintroduced her District of Columbia Legislative Autonomy Act, which would eliminate the congressional review period for bills passed by the D.C. Council, enabling local D.C. bills to take effect immediately. Norton’s bill is part of her “Free and Equal D.C.” series, a set of bills she is introducing as part of her strategy to give the District expanded home rule and equality while simultaneously pursuing statehood. This month, Norton reintroduced her D.C. statehood bill, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51), with a record number of original cosponsors (202), and it now has 207 cosponsors.
Jan 19, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today applauded the letter from 60 national organizations that have endorsed statehood for the District of Columbia as a call for Congress to pass her D.C. statehood bill (H.R. 51).
Jan 19, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced her guest for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be Hector Rodriguez, founder and chair of Veterans United for D.C. Statehood. Like other members of Congress, Norton is allowed only one guest because of the coronavirus pandemic. There are 30,000 veterans currently living in the nation’s capital, who have served their country in the U.S. military while having no voting representation in Congress.
Jan 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that President-elect Biden, like Presidents Clinton and Obama, has granted her senatorial courtesy for U.S. District Court judges, the U.S. Attorney, and the two U.S. Marshals for the District of Columbia. As she did during the Clinton and Obama administrations, Norton will establish a nominating commission, comprised of lawyers and non-lawyers from all eight wards in D.C., to screen applicants and to make recommendations to her for these positions. In the meantime, Norton is asking D.C. residents who are interested in serving as U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal for the D.C. Superior Court, and U.S. Marshal for the U.S. District Court to submit an application for these positions to her office.
Jan 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her statement for the Congressional Record on the second impeachment of President Trump. Norton strongly supported impeachment and use of the 25th Amendment to remove Trump after the Trump-led insurrection of January 6, 2021. However, in her statement she also urged passage of her concurrent resolution to censure Trump. Norton said Trump deserves and she supports much more, but censure, she believes, is the only immediate action available, and censure “can obtain bipartisan and bicameral support given the strongly expressed views of members of the House and Senate about the incitement.”
Jan 14, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) sent a letter to the Acting Director of the National Park Service (NPS) in support of District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s request that NPS cancel all Public Gathering Permits and deny any application for Public Gathering Permits in the District until January 24, 2021, when all presidential inauguration activities are complete. Norton also sent a separate letter requesting that NPS clear new campsites on its property and arrest individuals for gun violations.
Jan 13, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) announced today that they will reintroduce their Federal Police Camera and Accountability Act, which would require uniformed federal police officers, including U.S. Capitol Police, to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in police vehicles. Last Congress, their bill was included in the House-passed George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The District of Columbia and Fairfax County both require officers to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in marked vehicles.
Jan 12, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today reintroduced her bill to give D.C. control over local prosecutions to protect public safety in D.C. Although she has introduced the bill before, she says it is particularly important now to give the District control over local prosecutions in light of last week’s attacks on the Capitol. With Democrats controlling the majority in both chambers of Congress, Norton believes she can get this bill enacted.

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