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Oct 6, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today sent a letter to Dr. Sean Conley, physician to the President and head of the White House Medical Unit, expressing concern about the failure of the White House to provide contact tracing during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak among staff, visitors, and the President himself. In her letter, Norton says that the District of Columbia has worked hard to become among the best at coronavirus containment, but the lax way the White House has responded to the outbreak and its failure to do contact tracing threaten D.C. residents.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a former tenured professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, today released the following statement on the constitutional amendment introduced by Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC) regarding Senate representation. The amendment would state, “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of Senators who are from States admitted to the Union prior to the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress.” (The 116th Congress, the current Congress, ends in January 2021.)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who has sought long-term investment to maintain the three public golf courses in the District of Columbia, today celebrated the announcement that the National Park Service (NPS) has signed a 50-year lease with National Links Trust (NLT) to operate the three historic golf courses here, which are all owned by NPS. NLT will begin management of the East Potomac, Langston and Rock Creek golf courses today.
Oct 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today thanked Chairman Raúl Grijalva and the House Natural Resources Committee for passing her bill to permanently remove the statue of Confederate General Albert Pike from federal land near Judiciary Square in the District of Columbia. This is the final legislative step before House floor consideration of the bill.
Oct 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that her District of Columbia priorities were included in the updated Heroes Act, which the House passed yesterday. The $2.2 trillion bill includes provisions uniquely vital to the District, including state-, city-, and county-level fiscal relief for the District, since D.C. provides each level of service; $755 million in retroactive CARES Act fiscal relief to fix D.C.’s treatment as a territory instead of a state in the CARES Act, considering that D.C. is almost always treated as a state for federal funding; and authorization for D.C. to participate in the Federal Reserve’s Municipal Liquidity Facility. These three D.C. provisions were also included in the original House-passed Heroes Act.
Oct 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said she was especially pleased that the House yesterday passed her Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act. During the debate on the bill, Norton paid tribute to her constituent Raya Kenney, who was a student when she brought the idea to Norton and is now set to raise funds to establish the memorial on federal land in the District of Columbia.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Judicial Nomination Task Force, and CBC Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), today released a letter they sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) opposing the consideration of any nominee to the Supreme Court before the next president is inaugurated.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold a virtual event today, October 1, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. on listening and learning from leaders in the Latino community. Eleven members of Norton's Congressional Latino Council (CLC), which is comprised of prominent Latino leaders from organizations throughout the District of Columbia, will participate.
Sep 30, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that one of her top priorities, her National Children's Museum Act (H.R. 5919), passed in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today. The bill would provide rent-free space to the National Children’s Museum (NCM) for the duration of its lease in the federally owned Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in the District of Columbia. Because the bill passed unanimously, Norton is optimistic about getting it through the House and Senate and signed into law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the letter she sent today calling on the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to share information with the District of Columbia Board of Elections (BOE) to make it easier for inmates to register to vote and to receive their ballots. D.C. recently enacted legislation making incarcerated felons eligible to vote. However, according to public reporting, BOP has not provided BOE information on where inmates are housed, which would help BOE send inmates registration forms and ballots.