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Feb 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that the final fiscal year 2019 Appropriations bill contains funding for her priorities for the District of Columbia, including over $175 million for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) consolidation at St. Elizabeths in Ward 8 and $150 million for Metro.
Feb 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Now that federal employees and federal contract workers do not have to fear a second government shutdown, the office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that she has asked the five major credit reporting companies not consider missed bill payments by federal employees and federal contract workers due to the government shutdown when calculating their credit scores.
Feb 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a leading proponent of back pay for federal contract workers, today decried President Trump’s blocking of back pay for these workers and said she is already seeking other avenues to get them back pay.
Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) urged District of Columbia residents to continue the bicentennial celebration of Frederick’s Douglass birth by celebrating his 201st birthday today. Douglass was a longtime D.C. resident and an avid proponent of equal rights for D.C. residents
Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that the expected final fiscal year (FY) 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, filed last night, contains $40 million for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG) and no anti-home-rule riders.
Feb 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), the first woman to chair the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will testify at a hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7) being held by the House Subcommittees on Civil Rights and Human Services and Workforce Protections tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 10:15 a.m., in 2175 Rayburn House Office Building.
Feb 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the U.S. Senate today passed a federal lands package that contains Norton’s bill that clarifies that the District of Columbia and the National Park Service (NPS) have the authority to enter into cooperative management agreements (CMAs) to maintain and operate NPS properties in the District, such as Franklin Park.
Feb 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today blasted Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) for reintroducing a bill that would radically alter the District of Columbia’s local education system by forcing D.C. to steer its local funds away from D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and public charter schools to vouchers for any student who chooses to attend private schools.
Feb 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at a Ward 8 Unity Luncheon, hosted by Councilmember Trayon White, tomorrow, Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at Ballou Senior High School (2401 4th St. SE).
Feb 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will offer remarks at the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) annual legislative conference tomorrow, Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Ave. NW).

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