Norton Highlights Appropriations Committee Reports with D.C. Victories

Jun 29, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) highlighted two reports released by the House Appropriations Committee that include victories for the District of Columbia. The report accompanying the fiscal year 2022 D.C. Appropriations bill requires a plan to phase out the D.C. voucher program in fiscal year 2023. Norton has supported phasing out the program because the program was created by Congress without D.C.’s consent and the program has failed to improve academic achievement, as measured by reading and math test scores. The report accompanying the fiscal year 2022 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill directs the Architect of the Capitol to complete the Louisiana Avenue bike lane and the Capitol Police to allow sledding on Capitol grounds.

“The reports released by the Appropriations Committee include D.C. priorities I’ve worked for, including finishing the bike lane on Louisiana Avenue, winding down the voucher program imposed on D.C. without its consent, and allowing sledding on Capitol grounds,” Norton said. “While the Legislative Branch report did not prohibit the use of funding to install permanent fencing at the Capitol complex, as I’ve advocated, I have reason to believe the fencing will come down soon.”

The report on the D.C. Appropriations bill can be found here.

The report on the Legislative Branch Appropriations bill can be found here.