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Dec 4, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) yesterday introduced two bills to bring her total to 95 bills, the most by any House Member in the 115th Congress.
Nov 27, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today filed an amendment to a large tax package that would provide federal tax incentives for investment in low-income District of Columbia neighborhoods. Norton’s amendment would make the District of Columbia eligible for the Empowerment Zone program.
Nov 16, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced a bill to require uniformed federal police officers to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in marked vehicles. Norton and Beyer introduced their bill just before the one-year anniversary of the November 17, 2017, shooting of unarmed 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar by U.S. Park Police officers.
Nov 15, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced she will introduce a bill to require the Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA), an independent federal agency created by Congress in the Revitalization Act that supervises only D.C. offenders on parole, probation and supervised release, to reside in the District during the Director’s tenure.
Nov 15, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released Norton’s biennial letter to new Members of the House and Senate encouraging them to live in the District of Columbia, asking them to respect D.C. home rule while legislating and inviting them to cosponsor her D.C. statehood bill.
Nov 10, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—This weekend, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at two Veterans Day events to honor District of Columbia veterans. Norton also introduced a resolution recognizing D.C.’s 30,000 veterans and their families, condemning the denial of voting rights in Congress and full home rule for D.C. veterans and their families, and calling for statehood for the District to make D.C. veterans and other residents whole.
Nov 9, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold a community meeting to discuss reports of vibration issues resulting from CSX trains traveling through the Virginia Avenue Tunnel on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at the Capitol Quarter Community Center (1000 5th St. SE).
Nov 9, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, in response to her request, has begun an assessment of conditions at the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) Hazelton facility in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia.
Nov 9, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her letter to Correctional Management & Communications Group requesting information after its subsidiary CORE DC was awarded a five-year contract from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to operate a Residential Reentry Center (RRC), or halfway house, in the District of Columbia, replacing the existing contract with Hope Village.
Nov 8, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today mourned the passing of her friend Patricia Smoot, a former commissioner and chair of the U.S. Parole Commission. Norton recommended that President Obama nominate Smoot to serve as commissioner and then chair of the Commission, which has jurisdiction over District of Columbia-code felons.