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Jan 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today led a group of House Democrats in writing to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought requesting he direct federal agencies to provide back pay to low- and middle-income employees of federal contractors who were furloughed or otherwise impacted by the government shutdown.
Jan 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today spoke at a ceremony to celebrate the District of Columbia’s oldest synagogue, dedicated in 1876, being moved for the third time in its history to serve as the centerpiece of the new Capital Jewish Museum.
Jan 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that the House Rules Committee last evening at a markup defeated three anti-home-rule amendments that Norton had to fight hard to defeat before Democrats took the House majority.
Jan 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In solidarity with federal employees working or furloughed without pay, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today wrote the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, Philip Kiko, requesting that her salary be withheld until the ongoing partial federal government shutdown ends and all federal workers receive their paychecks.
Jan 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today reintroduced her bill to guarantee back pay to low-wage federally contracted retail, food, custodial and security service workers not getting paid during the current federal government shutdown (fiscal year 2019).
Jan 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she was grateful to her friend Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her strong public statement today in support of Norton’s bill to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51).
Jan 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that Norton got a breakthrough findings section supporting District of Columbia statehood included in the House Democrats’ major democracy reform legislation, H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019.
Jan 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released her prepared remarks from a press conference today with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson on the introduction of H.R. 51, Norton’s bill to make the District the 51st state.
Jan 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today thanked Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and the House Democratic leadership for restoring the District of Columbia’s vote on the House floor in the Committee of the Whole in the rules package for the 116th Congress.
Jan 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51) to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, her first bill of the 116th Congress. She introduced the bill with 156 original cosponsors, a new record, up from the previous record Norton set in the 115th Congress (116).