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Dec 7, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), and Representative Anthony Brown (D-MD) expressed disappointment that the final National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (NDAA) does not give the D.C. mayor control over the D.C. National Guard and vowed to keep fighting to enact this important and necessary reform into law.
Dec 7, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced the District of Columbia Transportation Funding Equality Act, which would make D.C. eligible for two federal transportation programs in the same manner that states are currently eligible. The bill would treat D.C. as a state in the High-Density States Formula for certain grants from the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund and for the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities program. D.C. is not eligible for the former and is treated as a territory for the latter.
Dec 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold a virtual community meeting open to all District of Columbia residents with representatives from the National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Park Police on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Her quarterly community meetings with NPS have been popular with her constituents. Most D.C. neighborhood parks fall under NPS’s jurisdiction.
Dec 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that her Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission (Commission) is accepting applications for an upcoming vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, whom Norton recommended to President Clinton, will take senior status upon the confirmation of her successor, creating an upcoming vacancy.
Dec 2, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) passed her District of Columbia Courts Vacancy Reduction Act today. The bill would allow judicial appointments to the local District of Columbia courts to take effect after a 30-day congressional review period, unless a joint resolution disapproving an appointment is enacted into law during that period. Currently, nominees to the local D.C. courts require Senate confirmation. The bill would make the congressional review process for appointments the same as the one currently used for legislation passed by the D.C. Council.
Dec 2, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) sent a letter to House Democrats asking for their support in her run for chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) in the 118th Congress and outlining her priorities for the committee. Norton is the most senior member of T&I after retiring Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chair of its largest subcommittee, the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, and has served on all of its subcommittees.
Dec 2, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), and Representative Anthony Brown (D-MD) sent a letter urging the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to give the District of Columbia mayor control over the D.C. National Guard in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (NDAA). The governors of states and territories control their National Guards, while the president controls the D.C. National Guard. 
Dec 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– After learning today that Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I), will not run for re-election, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that she will run for chair or ranking member of T&I for the 118th Congress. Norton is currently the most senior Democrat on the committee after DeFazio and chair of its largest subcommittee, the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Norton has served as chair and ranking member of another of T&I’s subcommittees and has served on almost all the other T&I subcommittees.
Nov 30, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that the Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) will mark up her District of Columbia Courts Vacancy Reduction Act on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 10 a.m. The bill would allow judicial appointments to the local District of Columbia courts to take effect after a 30-day congressional review period, unless a joint resolution disapproving an appointment is enacted into law during that period. Currently, nominees to the local D.C. courts require Senate confirmation. The bill would make the congressional review process for appointments the same as the one currently used for legislation passed by the D.C. Council. The markup, which was rescheduled due to reasons unrelated to the bill, can be viewed on COR’s website.
Nov 30, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the possibility of a federal government shutdown on Friday, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today reminded District of Columbia residents that a provision she got included in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 D.C. Appropriations bill exempts the D.C. government from a federal government shutdown in the current fiscal year (FY 2022). Norton has gotten the D.C. government exempted from federal government shutdowns each year since FY 2015. 

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