Press Releases

Sep 15, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released a statement today on the four-month anniversary of House passage of the Heroes Act, which contains $755 million owed to the District of Columbia and other measures vital to D.C. The Heroes Act, Democrats' sweeping fifth coronavirus response bill, was passed by the House on May 15, 2020.
Sep 14, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement on the passing of Florence H. Pendleton, the District of Columbia’s first shadow senator.
Sep 14, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), an annual performer in the long-running comedic event “Will on the Hill,” hosted by the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), will appear in the virtual performance tonight, September 14, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds from the event go toward STC’s artistic, education and community outreach programs. The performance will be streamed online.
Sep 11, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After House passage of the District of Columbia statehood bill and placement of the bill on the Senate floor calendar, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a resolution commemorating the 1848 slave escape that occurred in D.C. on the ship the Pearl.
Sep 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that the House-passed District of Columbia statehood bill (H.R. 51) has been placed on the Senate Calendar of Business, which makes the bill available for floor consideration. This is the first time in history the D.C. statehood bill has been placed on the calendar. While placement on the calendar does not guarantee floor consideration, Senate Democrats initiated the procedural process to bypass committee consideration of the bill and place the bill directly on the calendar to demonstrate the importance of H.R. 51 to the Senate Democratic Caucus and the nation. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) is the lead Senate sponsor of the D.C. statehood bill.
Sep 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement on Senate Republicans’ latest coronavirus response bill.
Sep 3, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement on President Trump’s memo on withhold federal funding from the District of Columbia.
Sep 3, 2020 Press Release
More than 100 days have passed since House Democrats passed support for local schools in the Heroes Act, but Senate Republicans refuse to act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) hosted a press call for regional reporters today demanding the Senate act to support local schools and provide the resources they need to keep students safe and protect against potentially devastating cuts to state education budgets. The House passed funding to support local schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic more than 100 days ago, but the Republican-led Senate has refused to act.
Sep 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement on monuments and public spaces. “The District's place as both a hometown and a federal city introduces unique elements into removing statues and renaming public places that reflect the Confederacy or slavery. Most important, for most of its 219 years as a city, the District has had no self-government. Unlike other jurisdictions, the residents of this city had no say in the names given or in the placement of statues. The city's history is further complicated by the compromise that placed the nation's capital below the Mason-Dixon line to preserve slavery and ultimately racial discrimination.
Sep 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At 5:00 p.m. today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold a virtual roundtable with the District of Columbia. community about the difficulties of going back to school amid a pandemic; the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school meal waivers; and what Congress is doing to remedy the effects of the COVID‐19 pandemic on children’s learning. The event features D.C. parents, teachers, students, a public health official, and school administrators. Norton, who attended D.C. public schools and has grandchildren in traditional D.C. public and charter schools, has long been an advocate for children, parents, and schools.