Norton Joins Oversight Subcommittee on Environment
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that she has joined the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee on the Environment. Norton, the second most-senior Democrat on the Committee, now sits on three Oversight subcommittees: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Government Operations, and Environment. In Norton’s new role, she will help focus the Subcommittee on numerous public health and environmental concerns, including climate change, environmental protection, public lands, endangered species, air and water quality, conservation, energy policy, research and development, and the regulatory affairs of these issues.
“Combatting climate change has long been one of my top priorities in Congress,” Norton said. “I hope to bring my experience as the former head of a federal agency to hold this administration accountable for their failure to protect our public health and the environment for future generations.”