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Aug 8, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that Norton will continue her Senior Legislative Tour with two visits this week.
Aug 2, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—After several Republican Members of Congress released statements condemning sham elections in Venezuela and demanding democracy for its citizens, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said those Members should be consistent in their principles and support full democracy and voting rights for the Americans citizens living in the District of Columbia.
Aug 1, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As Congress turns to tax reform and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) prepares to host her annual Job Fair for District of Columbia residents tomorrow, Norton’s office today announced that she will introduce a bill to designate certain high-poverty neighborhoods in D.C., including parts of Wards 5, 7 and 8, as federal empowerment zones in which federal tax incentives are available to businesses that locate there and create jobs.
Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that in lieu of hosting only one annual Senior Legislative Day, Norton will visit seniors where they live across the District of Columbia at community senior villages and wellness centers to hear from them about their priorities and present updates about congressional issues affecting them.
Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released Norton’s letter to Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Acting Director Thomas R. Kane about her concerns with certain BOP polices that are harming District of Columbia code felons, the only local felons housed by BOP.
Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) welcomes Words Beats & Life and Tosin Aribisala for today’s Lunchtime Music on the Mall performances today, Thursday, July 27, 2017, from noon – 2:00 p.m., on the National Mall across from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Jefferson Drive SW between 4th Street and 7th Street SW.
Jul 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today used an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on reauthorizing the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), which primarily focused on opioid policy, to challenge the Trump administration’s support of the anti-home-rule rider that bars the District of Columbia from using its local funds to regulate and tax marijuana sales.
Jul 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced Norton has introduced a resolution marking Saturday, July 29, 2017, as National Dance Day, celebrated annually on the last Saturday of July.
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement on the decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to block enforcement of the D.C.’s “good reason” requirement for issuing concealed-carry permits.
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that Norton has introduced a bill to extend the District of Columbia’s lease with the National Park Service to use the land under Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (RFK) by 50 years, for a total period of 100 years.

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