Norton Wasting No Time in Gathering D.C. Statehood Bill Cosponsors for Next Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said she is wasting no time in gathering original cosponsors for her District of Columbia statehood bill, which passed overwhelmingly in the House in June, for the next Congress. Norton’s goal is to break the record number – 155 – of original cosponsors of the D.C. statehood bill in the House, which she set this Congress, and she is on track to do so.
“I’ve already begun gathering cosponsors for our D.C. statehood bill for the next Congress, which begins in January,” Norton said. “I’m encouraged by the significant support that statehood got with this year’s House passage of the bill and in the number of cosponsors already in before the next Congress begins. As of now, we have 128 original cosponsors and expect more will be added before the 117th Congress convenes in January. I fully expect to surpass my previous record of 155 original cosponsors of the bill by then.”