Norton Announces Oversight Committee to Mark Up Her Bill to Require Heads of CSOSA and Pretrial Services Agency to Reside in D.C., Tomorrow

Jul 19, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the Committee on Oversight and Reform  will mark up her bill to require the Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and the Director of the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia (PSA) to be District of Columbia residents during their tenure tomorrow, July 20th at 10 a.m. CSOSA and PSA are federal agencies.

“A residency requirement for the Directors of CSOSA and PSA will help ensure these officials have in-depth knowledge of the issues and challenges that D.C. residents face,” Norton said.

Norton has introduced two other bills to require certain federal officials to reside in D.C. The District of Columbia Federal Officials Residency Equality Act (H.R. 3786) would require federal district court judges, federal circuit court judges, the U.S. Attorney, the two U.S. Marshals, and the federal court clerk who serve in D.C. to reside in D.C., just as such officials are required to do in other jurisdictions. The District of Columbia National Guard Commanding General Residency Act (H.R. 2338) would require the Commanding General of the D.C. National Guard to reside in D.C. The President controls the D.C. National Guard.

Tomorrow’s markup will be the first for the bill and can be viewed here.