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Nov 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has filed an amendment to the 21st Century Flood Reform Act (H.R. 2874) to make the District of Columbia eligible for federal flood mitigation and prevention funding by amending the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA) to include D.C. in the definition of a coastal state
Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at DC Health Link’s Open Enrollment Kick-off Day & Health Fair tomorrow, Saturday, November 4, at noon, at the Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library (1630 7th St NW).
Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who authored the nation’s first sexual harassment guidance as the first woman to chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will discuss this burgeoning issue on the PBS series “To The Contrary,” can be seen on this week’s show today, Friday, November 3, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. (WETA), Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. (WHUT), and on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. (WETA).
Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released Norton’s letter to U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia Superior Court Michael Hughes and D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse regarding an incident in which tax documents were left on a curb in D.C. during the eviction of a local tax company earlier this week.
Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) today sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to Members of the House of Representatives urging them to adopt mandatory sexual harassment training for their offices, already required for federal agencies.
Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD), and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) announced that President Trump today signed their Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act (H.R. 2989) into law.
Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—With the public controversy surrounding sexual harassment at an all-time high, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, the first woman to chair the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), took steps to have her own office take a 30-minute online sexual harassment training during work hours and called on her colleagues to do likewise.
Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) response to her letter asking whether the agency has the capacity and planning in place to move and relocate inmates from facilities facing severe damage from flooding, hurricanes or other natural disasters.
Oct 31, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who authored the nation’s first sexual harassment guidance as the first woman to chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today introduced a bill to subject Congress and its agencies to the same comprehensive civil rights laws and federal health and safety standards that currently apply to executive branch agencies and private sector employers, but not to Congress.
Oct 30, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that today’s Senate confirmation of Trevor N. McFadden to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia demonstrates that the Trump administration and Senate Republicans are moving D.C.’s nominees first because that is the path of least resistance, since D.C. lacks Senate representation.