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Oct 30, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) applauded last night’s Department of Justice (DOJ) decision to allow local police officers who are on federal task forces to wear body cameras. Norton and Beyer have introduced two body camera bills: The first bill, which passed the House this year, would require all uniformed federal police officers to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in police vehicles, and the second bill would prohibit the federal government from refusing to work with local police departments that require their officers to wear body cameras, which would essentially codify DOJ’s new policy. IDOJ had prohibited local police officers on federal task forces from wearing body cameras.
Oct 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement today regarding a Republican House Member’s leadership on District of Columbia statehood before the District won home rule, after recently receiving a copy of the Congressional Record from June 16, 1971. D.C. resident Nelson F. Rimensnyder, who was on the staff of the Committee on the District of Columbia from 1975 to 1992, sent Norton a copy of the Congressional Record.
Oct 26, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today commented on the Senate confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. As Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’ (CBC) Judicial Nominations Task Force, Norton spent time reading Barrett’s previous decisions and concluded that Judge Barrett’s disregard for precedent posed considerable danger to the legitimacy of the Court and particularly to African Americans, who disproportionately rely on judicial precedents, such as those upholding the Affordable Care Act.
Oct 23, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a bill that would correct a retirement issue for several categories of workers who used to be under the District of Columbia retirement system.
Oct 20, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Judicial Nominations Task Force, and CBC Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) sent a letter today to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) opposing the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Oct 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released a list of bills and amendments introduced or filed this Congress that sought to block District of Columbia laws and proposed policies or to establish a unique federal crime for conduct in D.C. Norton said the repeated volume of bills in defiance of D.C. home rule is one of the many reasons she is working hard to get her House-passed D.C. statehood bill through the Senate.
Oct 15, 2020 Press Release
"After nearly three years of stonewalling, lies, and cover up, this is a major leap forward towards the justice that the Ghaisar family deserves. "We’ve all seen the video of these officers firing unprovoked into Bijan’s car. We’ve held hearings in Congress to demand answers. We’ve called on the Justice Department, the FBI, and the Park Police to provide transparency and accountability. Yet, we’ve been given no answers, no explanation, and no justice.
Oct 14, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold a virtual event this evening, October 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM to engage the LatinX community about how important Hispanic journalists are for telling LatinX stories. Hispanic journalists from NBC, Telemundo and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists will participate in the event, which will be live streamed at Facebook.com/CongresswomanNorton and open to the media.
Oct 14, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement today in response to three anti-District of Columbia statehood bills introduced in the House during the last two weeks. Two of the three bills push to retrocede D.C. to Maryland. The third bill purports to limit the composition of the Senate to senators who are from states admitted to the Union prior to the 116th Congress, the current Congress.
Oct 6, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) response to the letter [link] she sent demanding BOP work closer with the D.C. Board of Elections (BOE) to ensure D.C. inmates in BOP, who are now eligible to vote, are registered to vote. Norton wrote to BOP after learning that BOP had not provided BOE information on where inmates were housed. D.C. recently enacted legislation making incarcerated felons eligible to vote.

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