Norton Vows to Defeat Anti-Home-Rule Amendments Filed on D.C. Appropriations Bill

Jul 23, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today vowed to defeat the anti-home-rule amendments filed by Republicans on the House’s fiscal year 2022 District of Columbia Appropriations bill in the Rules Committee. The committee will consider the amendments on Monday.

“I cannot wait to defeat this Republican rush of anti-self-government amendments aimed at D.C.’s prerogatives,” Norton said.

The amendments follow.

  • Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (R-IA) filed an amendment to prohibit D.C. from spending local funds on abortions for low-income women.
  • Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) filed an amendment to prohibit D.C. from spending local funds to carry out the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act.
  • Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) filed an amendment to prohibit D.C. from spending local funds to carry out a law that reduces funding for the D.C. police department.
  • Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) filed an amendment to prohibit D.C. from spending local funds to carry out automated traffic enforcement, such as red light and speed cameras.
  • Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) filed an amendment to prohibit D.C. from spending local funds to reduce speed limits to 15 miles per hour or lower.
  • Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) filed an amendment to strike a prohibition on the President federalizing the D.C. police department.

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