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Aug 27, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, whose constituents include many federal employees, today issued the following statement after a federal judge blocked three Trump executive orders that sought to diminish the labor rights of federal workers.
Aug 26, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
Aug 22, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Chuck Brown’s birthday, the office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that Norton will introduce a resolution designating his birthday, August 22, as “Chuck Brown Day” in the District of Columbia and across the nation in honor of his contributions as the “Godfather of Go-Go.”
Aug 20, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today issued the following statement on the passing of Lori Yarrish, Director of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, who was Norton’s cousin.
Aug 17, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that if President Trump intends to proceed with a military parade in the District of Columbia after he delayed it for at least this year, she would seek a specific appropriation to offset the cost to the District, as she usually does.
Aug 13, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that she will introduce a bill to give the District of Columbia complete authority to set the date of special elections for local offices. In 2012, Norton got a bill enacted into law (P.L. 112-15) that gave the District more authority to set the date of special elections, but the Republican-led House rejected giving D.C. full and complete authority over this matter.
Aug 9, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following a discussion with Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Peter Newsham on the District of Columbia’s preparations for the upcoming Unite the Right march this weekend, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today urged District of Columbia residents to attend a teach-in she is co-hosting with Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD).
Aug 8, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that she will introduce a bill to give the District of Columbia complete authority to set the pay of the Chief Financial Officer. In 2013, Norton got a bill enacted into law (P.L. 113-71) that gave the District more authority to set the CFO’s pay, but a Republican-led House rejected giving D.C. full and complete authority over this matter.
Aug 7, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Ranking Member of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, today released her letter calling for a congressional hearing on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) plan to shut down the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system in the event of a major public threat to safety.
Aug 6, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will host a regional teach-in on the effects of extremist groups in American communities and effective ways to push back against the spread of hate, followed by an interfaith vigil, on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:30 p.m.), at Washington Hebrew Congregation (3935 Macomb St. NW, Washington, DC 20016).