Norton Defeats Anti-Home-Rule Amendments Filed on D.C. Appropriations Bill in Rules Committee

Jul 27, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that yesterday she defeated all 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 bill will be on the House floor today.

“Once again, we have defeated the amendments filed by Republicans to D.C.’s appropriations bill,” Norton said. “I thank Rules Committee Chairman McGovern and my Democratic colleagues for defeating these hostile, anti-democratic amendments that sought to interfere in D.C.’s local affairs. We have shown that the House Democratic majority will not tolerate any Member seeking to abuse congressional power to interfere with the District’s local affairs.”

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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