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Apr 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that her Pay Equity for All Act, which prohibits employers from asking job applicants about their salary history, passed the House today as part of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, sponsored by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). Norton, the first woman to chair the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), considers her bill and H.R. 7 important opportunities to continue the work she led at the EEOC, including improving the Equal Pay Act, which she brought to the commission and enforced for the first time.
Apr 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today thanked Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) for his work in securing this Congress both the most original cosponsors and total cosponsors ever in Senate for the District of Columbia statehood bill. Carper’s bill (S. 51) had 38 original cosponsors and has 44 total cosponsors.
Apr 14, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that her bill (H.R. 51) granting statehood to the District of Columbia was passed by the Committee on Oversight and Reform today. The bill will go to the Rules Committee early next week, the final step before a historic House floor vote later that week.
Apr 14, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released her opening statement in advance of today’s historic Committee on Oversight and Reform markup and vote on her District of Columbia statehood bill (H.R. 51). The markup begins at 10 a.m. The bill will go to the Rules Committee early next week in the final step before a House floor vote later that week. The bill has 215 cosponsors, virtually guaranteeing House passage of the D.C. statehood bill for only the second time in history.
Apr 13, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced details today on how District of Columbia residents and other interested parties can watch tomorrow’s House Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) markup and vote on her D.C. statehood bill (H.R. 51). While coronavirus restrictions mean D.C. residents and the general public won’t be able to attend the markup in person, they can watch it live on COR’s website here at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.
Apr 12, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) wrote the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to request that BOP provide information on District of Columbia residents leaving BOP custody so that the District can help with reentry into the community. Alternatively, Norton requested that if BOP continues to take the position that providing this information would violate the Privacy Act, inmates be provided a waiver form to sign before their release.
Apr 9, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a former chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, announced today that, in honor of Equal Pay Day, March 24th, she introduced two bills to help close the wage gap. Equal Pay Day marks the number of additional days women must work to earn what men earned the prior year. The Fair Pay Act (H.R. 2243) would require that if men and women are doing comparable work, they must be paid comparable wages. The Pay Equity for All Act of 2021 (H.R. 2242) would prohibit employers from asking job applicants for their salary history before making a job or salary offer. The Pay Equity for All Act is included in the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7), which the House is expected to pass this month.
Apr 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced her District of Columbia Juror Pay Parity Act, which would raise the pay of D.C. Superior Court jurors to match that of federal jurors.

Apr 7, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), chair of the Subcommittee of Highways & Transit of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, will hold a virtual event titled “Hit the Road: A Conversation on Improving Surface Transportation in the District” tomorrow, April 8th from 6-7:00 p.m. Featured panelists will be Interim Director of the D.C. Department of Transportation Everett Lott, the General Manager and CEO of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association Gregory Billing, and President of the Transportation Trades Department AFL-CIO Greg Regan.
Apr 7, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that the House will vote on her District of Columbia statehood bill (H.R. 51) the week of April 19th, the very week after the Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) markup of the bill, which will take place on April 14th.

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