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Mar 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that she will introduce legislation to require the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to collect and publish broad demographic characteristics, including race, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, of missing children.
Mar 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and CBC Judicial Nomination Working Group Chair Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today submitted testimony, on behalf of the CBC, to the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mar 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that the National Park Service (NPS) agreed, at her request, to extend the public comment period on the Anacostia Park Management Plan until March 31, 2017.
Mar 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser today announced grant recipients under D.C.’s new Immigrant Justice Services Grant Program, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she would continue to strongly defend the program from Republican attacks in Congress. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) has launched an investigation of the program.
Mar 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced her bill to give the D.C. home-rule authority over the D.C. National Guard. The bill, the District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act, would give the D.C. mayor the authority that the chief executive of states and territories have over their Guards.
Mar 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In questioning witnesses at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that the Trump administr

Mar 20, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released Norton’s letter to President Donald Trump requesting that he extend her the courtesy of consulting on the appointment of the U.S. Attorney, federal district court judges and other Senate-confirmed federal law enforcement officials in the District of Columbia—the same courtesy extended to her by President George W. Bush.
Mar 17, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at the retirement ceremony for Major General Errol Schwartz, Former Commanding General of the District of Columbia National Guard, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at the D.C. National Guard Armory Drill Floor (2001 East Capitol St. SE).
Mar 16, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today went after freshman Representative Tom Garrett (R-VA) for introducing a bill that would wipe out almost all of the District of Columbia’s local gun safety laws, despite a shallow record of introducing bills to benefit his own district.
Mar 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced the District of Columbia Local Prosecutor Establishment Act of 2017 to create a local prosecutor’s office, designated under local law, to prosecute all local crimes in the District of Columbia.