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Jan 10, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today issued the following statement after Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced he would not seek reelection. From 2011-2015, Issa served as chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR), which has jurisdiction over the District of Columbia.
Jan 9, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Judicial Nominations Working Group, will lead a CBC forum on the virtually unexamined issue of lack of diversity of President Trump’s nominees for the federal bench today, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., in 2253 Rayburn House Office Building.
Jan 8, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that this week she will introduce a bill to protect from deportation Salvadorans who currently have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after the Trump administration today terminated TPS for El Salvador.
Jan 3, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today thanked Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for his “friendship and for his long, honorable and productive service to the nation” in the United States Senate after he announced he would retire at the end of the year.
Jan 3, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Judicial Nominations Working Group, will lead a CBC forum on the lack of diversity and, in some cases, lack of qualifications, of President Trump’s nominees for the federal bench on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., in 2253 Rayburn House Office Building.
Dec 28, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that in one of the great ironies of the onerous District of Columbia budget process, D.C. residents can prepay their 2018 property taxes by December 31, 2017, to avoid the $10,000 state and local tax deduction cap that takes effect next year.
Dec 27, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) pledged to defeat a bill introduced last week by Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA), a member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, that would roll back a critical component of the District of Columbia Revitalization Act and blow a massive hole in the District’s budget.
Dec 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement today on the 44th anniversary of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, which was signed into law by Republican President Richard Nixon on December 24, 1973.
Dec 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will commemorate the 44th anniversary of the enactment of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act on Christmas Eve by hosting a special order hour on the House floor tonight, Thursday, December 21, 2017.
Dec 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As budget negotiations continue and the Republican-controlled House and Senate head toward possibly shutting down the federal government, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today assured District of Columbia residents that a critical provision she got included in the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill will keep the D.C. government open if the federal government shuts down on Saturday, when the fiscal year 2018 continuing resolution expires.