Press Releases

Jul 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced four amendments she filed today to fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills. The House Rules Committee is expected to consider the amendments next week.
Jul 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today four amendments she has filed to fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills. The House Rules Committee will consider the amendments next week.
Jul 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that the House Committee on Natural Resources passed her District of Columbia Flood Prevention Act as part of the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act of 2021. Norton’s bill would amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA) to include the District of Columbia in the definition of a coastal state, making D.C. eligible for federal coastal zone management funding and granting it oversight authority over federally issued permits, facilities, and actions that affect the coastal waters of the District. Last Congress, Norton’s bill passed the House as part of the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act.
Jul 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Committee on Oversight and Reform passed Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D-DC) bill to require the Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and the Director of the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia (PSA) to be District of Columbia residents during their tenure. CSOSA and PSA are federal agencies.
Jul 19, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the Committee on Oversight and Reform will mark up her bill to require the Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and the Director of the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia (PSA) to be District of Columbia residents during their tenure tomorrow, July 20th at 10 a.m. CSOSA and PSA are federal agencies.
Jul 19, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that 10 out of the 12 House Appropriations Committee reports direct federal agencies to report on advertising contracts with small disadvantaged businesses and businesses owned by minorities and women in their budget justifications. Norton has a standalone bill that would require the same, but the reports accomplish this purpose.
Jul 16, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement after her office was informed today that the U.S. Park Police intends to resume enforcing the prohibition on unlicensed vending on the National Mall.
Jul 16, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced additional victories she secured for the District of Columbia in recently released House appropriations bills and accompanying reports. She secured $150 million in special capital funding for Metro and $184 million for a new Howard University Hospital. In addition, the Committee on Appropriations directed the Federal Railroad Administration to continue working with D.C. on the Union Station expansion project and to consider the feedback of all stakeholders, including residents of affected neighborhoods, in its planning process. The committee also directed the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to improve public access to the National Arboretum with the goal of removing car traffic from the surrounding neighborhood.
Jul 14, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her statement for the record ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nominations of Jia Cobb and District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Florence Pan for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Norton recommended Cobb and Pan to President Biden. Biden, like Presidents Clinton and Obama, has granted Norton senatorial courtesy for judges on the U.S. District Court for D.C., the U.S. Attorney for D.C., the U.S. Marshal for the D.C. Superior Court, and the U.S. Marshal for the U.S. District Court for D.C.
Jul 13, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced a bill today to require the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to provide inmates from jurisdictions that allow inmates to vote, like the District of Columbia, Maine, and Vermont, information on how to register to vote and request absentee ballots.