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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

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Mar 26, 2013 Blog

The District of Columbia, along with nine states, did not wait for the Supreme Court to do the right thing.  We passed our own marriage equality law in 2009.  Yet some would use D.C.

Mar 6, 2013 Blog

Snow is keeping federal workers at home today, and Congress will keep up to a million at home with the sequester cuts in today’s continuing resolution.

Mar 5, 2013 Blog

Republicans cry that the President and Democrats are crying wolf about sequester cuts and furloughs.  But, the wolf is already biting. The U.S.

Jan 30, 2013 Blog

The great majority of Americans now want to move our country from the outskirts of civilization into the civilized world of nations that protect their children from assault weapons, limit the number of bullets that magazines can hold, perform background checks for every gun purchase, and routinely cover mental health in insurance plans.

Dec 3, 2012 Blog

When you attend a military ceremony, you see no difference among the service members in attendance except for rank.

Aug 27, 2012 Blog

Fresh from the battlefield known as the House of Representatives, where men outnumber women more than six to one, I take some comfort in knowing there are more women than men in this country – and more women who vote. The bunch of men who run the House have not used their majority to tame the banks or the corporations that gave us the Great Recession.

Aug 15, 2012 Blog

The United States did it again at the 2012 Olympics, coming away with more medals than any other nation. That didn’t rock the world, but how we did it should have -- American women stole the show! Women’s sports can rarely be found on prime-time broadcast television. Yet U.S. women left London with significantly more medals than our men, who dominate our airwaves. U.S.

Aug 1, 2012 Blog

The D.C. post-20-week abortion ban bill marks the first time in United States history that a standalone bill has come to the floor to deny the residents of the Nation's Capital the same constitutional rights as other Americans.  Those behind this bill have picked on the District to get a phony federal imprimatur on a bill that targets Roe v.

Jul 17, 2012 Blog

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who I know has been a student of history and of the Constitution, filed amendments in a committee last month that would have overturned D.C. laws. As a result, a bipartisan group of Senators withdrew their budget autonomy bill for the District of Columbia on the advice of city officials, including me.

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