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Jan 4, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today renewed her vow to defeat an anti-home-rule bill introduced by Congressman Pat Fallon (R-TX) that would prohibit the District of Columbia from requiring an individual to present documentation of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entering any building, facility or other venue in D.C. When this bill was introduced in August 2021, D.C. had no such requirement, but starting January 15, proof of COVID-I9 vaccination will be required to enter many facilities in D.C., including restaurants.
Jan 3, 2022 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the District of Columbia faces a rare snowstorm, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released a statement today reminding D.C. residents that her annual provision in the Legislative Branch. Appropriations bill allows sledding on Capitol Hill. While Capitol Police has temporarily closed the West Front of the Capitol due to falling branches, she anticipates it will reopen to pedestrians, and sledders, later today.
Dec 16, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today reintroduced a bill that would add the District of Columbia to the national empowerment zone program to provide federal tax incentives for businesses to locate and invest in low-income areas in the District. This bill effectively would restore many of the federal tax incentives for investment in low-income D.C. neighborhoods that a Norton bill created in 1997, but that Congress let expire in 2011. Norton’s previous tax incentives bill produced significant investment in the District. Today’s bill is particularly focused on Wards 5, 7 and 8, where the need is greatest. Norton said that since Congress continues to extend the national empowerment zone program, D.C. neighborhoods that need the incentives should be able to participate in it.
Dec 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced she has introduced a resolution condemning voter suppression laws enacted by the states.
Dec 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released her remarks from this morning’s press conference with District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine announcing D.C.’s lawsuit against the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and others for damages D.C. incurred during the January 6th insurrection.

Dec 14, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today she has reintroduced her District of Columbia Courts Home Rule Act, which would give the Council of the District of Columbia authority over the jurisdiction and organization of the local D.C. courts. The D.C. Home Rule Act expressly prohibits D.C. from enacting any law with respect to any provision of the D.C. Code that relates to the jurisdiction and organization of the local D.C. courts. Congress can give D.C. this authority even before the District becomes the 51st state. This is the fourth bill Norton has introduced this Congress to improve the local D.C. courts. She has introduced bills to increase the pay of local D.C. jurors, expedite appointments of local D.C. judges and prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ local D.C. jurors, the latter two of which have been passed by the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Dec 13, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at noon, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine will host a press conference with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and leaders from the States United Democracy Center and the Anti-Defamation League to make a major announcement regarding the January 6 insurrection and those responsible for it.
Dec 9, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today led members of the National Capital Region in sending a letter urging Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Amtrak Chief Executive Officer William Flynn to prioritize funding for the Washington Union Station Expansion Project as they begin to implement the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law on November 15, 2021. The cosigners of the letter are Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Representative Anthony Brown (D-MD), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD).
Dec 9, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the House passed her Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act yesterday. The bill would authorize a memorial on federal land in the District of Columbia to honor the 18 million American women who kept the home front running during World War II.
Dec 8, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today reintroduced a bill to exempt from federal government shutdowns agencies that have jurisdiction only over District of Columbia matters but are exclusively funded by the federal government and not under the District’s control. Norton emphasized that these agencies are essentially D.C. agencies that have nothing to do with federal issues or congressional shutdown matters. They provide critical criminal and civil justice services to the District and should continue to function during a federal government shutdown to protect the safety and well-being of D.C. residents.

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