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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.
Jan 12, 2022 Press Release
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.
Jan 12, 2022 Press Release
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.
Jan 7, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a January 6th vigil, where participants were invited to speak on any of four pending voting rights bills, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) used the occasion to call for recommitting the nation to making the District of Columbia the 51st state.
Jan 6, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said today that she would defeat the effort by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to block a bill recently passed by the Council of the District of Columbia that requires students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Cruz, who yesterday announced his intention to introduce a bill to block the mandate, is the fourth member of Congress to try to block a D.C. vaccine policy this Congress.
Jan 6, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, including calling for Congress to give the District of Columbia mayor control over the D.C. National Guard.
Jan 5, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that she will reintroduce her McIntire-Stennis Act District of Columbia Equality Act this week. The bill would make the District of Columbia eligible for federal funding that supports forestry research under the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act. Currently, the states and three territories are eligible for the funding.

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