Norton Vows to Defeat Perry Bill Creating Special Federal Crime in D.C. for Violence During Labor Disputes

Sep 16, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) vowed to defeat the Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2021, introduced by Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA), which would, among other things, make it a federal crime to engage in violence during a labor dispute solely within the District of Columbia, but not solely within the states.  This year, Perry has filed the bill twice at the Rules Committee as amendments, and has also filed four anti-home-rule amendments at the Rules Committee to the fiscal year 2022 D.C. Appropriations bill, all of which were defeated.

“As always, Republicans not from D.C. are trying to pass bills that affect only D.C. residents,” Norton said. “And as usual, I will defeat this bill. I will not tolerate any Member seeking to abuse congressional power over D.C.”