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Sep 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In anticipation of going to the floor this evening and tomorrow, the office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released advance copies of Norton’s prepared floor statements on three District of Columbia-related amendments to the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bills.
Sep 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) sharply criticized the Trump administration for its continued refusal to consult with her on nominations for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the administration today nominated Matthew Spencer Petersen, of Virginia, to serve as a judge.
Sep 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that Norton will speak on the House floor this evening on two of her amendments that were made in order by the House Rules Committee to the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bills—her amendment to strike the anti-home-rule rider that repeals the District of Columbia’s budget autonomy referendum and her amendment to prohibit the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) from carrying out the law that requires individuals in halfway houses and on home confinement to pay a subsistence fee to offset the cost of being housed or supervised.
Sep 6, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As Congress returned from August recess, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a resolution to designate September as “National Campus Sexual Assault Awareness Month.”
Sep 6, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her letter to local District of Columbia officials urging them to supplement ongoing efforts to improve the conditions of many buildings owned by foreign missions in the District.
Sep 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement after the National Park Service (NPS) announced it had awarded a contract to modernize the Washington Monument elevator and construct a permanent screening facility for visitors to enter the Monument.
Sep 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the House Rules Committee is scheduled to consider amendments to the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing And Urban Development Appropriations bill, including her amendments to prohibit states that receive federal transportation funding from engaging in unconstitutional profiling based on physical characteristics and another to increase funding for Section 8 tenant-based vouchers by 1 percent, or $187 million, today, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in H-312 (U.S. Capitol).
Sep 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that the House Rules Committee is scheduled to consider amendments to the fiscal year 2018 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, including Norton’s amendments to strike all four anti-home-rule riders from the bill, during a markup tomorrow, Wednesday, September 6, 2017, in H-312 (U.S. Capitol).
Sep 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that today’s scheduled first Senate confirmation vote on one of President Trump’s nominees to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia draws into focus the unfair treatment of D.C. residents in the nomination process by both the Trump administration and the Republican-led Senate.
Sep 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement on the passing of former Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Isaac Fulwood Jr., who continued his service after his retirement from MPD as chair of the U.S. Parole Commission, appointed by President Obama on the recommendation of Norton, and as chair of her District of Columbia Commission on Black Men and Boys.