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Sep 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement on the passing of former Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Isaac Fulwood Jr., who continued his service after his retirement from MPD as chair of the U.S. Parole Commission, appointed by President Obama on the recommendation of Norton, and as chair of her District of Columbia Commission on Black Men and Boys.
Aug 29, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), ranking member of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), today called on current members of Metro’s Board of Directors to resign to make way for the smaller five-member temporary board recommended by former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Aug 28, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling on the U.S. State Department to address a growing number of buildings owned by foreign missions in the District of Columbia that have been vacated and fallen into poor condition, posing health and safety risks to neighbors and depressing nearby property values.
Aug 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today blasted Representative Gary Palmer (R-AL) for filing an amendment to the House’s fiscal year 2018 District of Columbia Appropriations bill to block the District from spending its local funds to enforce a local anti-discrimination law, the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act (RHNDA), which prohibits employers from discriminating against employees, their spouses and dependents based on their reproductive health decisions.
Aug 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Faced with the almost-disappearance of affordable housing in the District of Columbia and across the nation, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) filed an amendment to the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations (THUD) bill to increase the funding for Section 8 tenant-based vouchers by 1 percent, or $187 million, which would translate into approximately 21,000 new housing vouchers.
Aug 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) filed an amendment to the fiscal year 2018 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill to prohibit the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) from carrying out the law that requires individuals in halfway houses and on home confinement to pay a subsistence fee to offset the cost of being housed or supervised.
Aug 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) filed an amendment to the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing And Urban Development Appropriations bill to prohibit states that receive federal transportation funding from engaging in unconstitutional profiling based on physical characteristics.
Aug 22, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today filed amendments to strike all four anti-home-rule riders from the House’s fiscal year 2018 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, which is expected to be considered on the floor next month when Congress returns from recess.
Aug 22, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Before Congress recessed on August 2, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced a congressional resolution designating Chuck Brown’s birthday, August 22, as “Chuck Brown Day” in the District of Columbia and across the nation in honor of the contributions of the “Godfather of Go-Go.”
Aug 20, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today expressed her deepest condolences to the family of Dick Gregory, a close friend who passed away last evening.

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