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Aug 18, 2017 Press Release
The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that she plans to meet with Michael Reynolds, the Acting Director of the National Park Service (NPS), when Congress returns from recess in September to discuss the statue of Confederate General Albert Pike that now stands on federal land near Judiciary Square.
Aug 17, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today called on House and Senate leaders to create a special committee in Congress to encourage states with statues of confederate figures to take advantage of a 2000 federal law (Pub.L. 106-554) that allows states to replace their statues for any reason.
Aug 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), the first woman to chair the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a life-long civil rights activist, issued the following statement on the violence in Charlottesville, VA following white supremacist demonstrations.
Aug 10, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will join District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine at the “Right Direction Awards” to honor D.C. youth who are taking positive strides in their lives and making valuable contributions to their local communities tonight, Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at the Old Council Chamber (441 4th St. NW).
Aug 10, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will join District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and other D.C. officials to introduce the design and timeline of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge today, Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at Earth Conservation Corps (1520 1st Street, SE).
Aug 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement after the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia announced there would be no indictment of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer who shot and killed Terrence Sterling on September 11, 2016.
Aug 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today called on the House Parliamentarian, Thomas Wickham, to correct the new House practice guide, which does not accurately describe the law on the District of Columbia’s authority to spend its local funds.
Aug 8, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that Norton will continue her Senior Legislative Tour with two visits this week.
Aug 2, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—After several Republican Members of Congress released statements condemning sham elections in Venezuela and demanding democracy for its citizens, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said those Members should be consistent in their principles and support full democracy and voting rights for the Americans citizens living in the District of Columbia.
Aug 1, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As Congress turns to tax reform and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) prepares to host her annual Job Fair for District of Columbia residents tomorrow, Norton’s office today announced that she will introduce a bill to designate certain high-poverty neighborhoods in D.C., including parts of Wards 5, 7 and 8, as federal empowerment zones in which federal tax incentives are available to businesses that locate there and create jobs.