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Dec 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) this week introduced the District of Columbia Civil Enforcement Equality Act, which would allow the D.C. Attorney General’s office to enter into contingency fee contracts with private law firms to represent D.C. in litigation, the same authority enjoyed by states, other local governments and most federal agencies.
Dec 20, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released Norton’s letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske regarding the chronic inability of Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to recognize District of Columbia licenses, which were changed from “Washington, D.C.” to “District of Columbia” in May 2014.
Dec 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that Norton will introduce a bill to create a national commission to find ways to combat sexual harassment nationwide in major industries and workplaces, modeled on legislation Congress has enacted to combat national problems.
Dec 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that she secured important wins for the District of Columbia in the Republican tax conference report after working with conferees on equal treatment for the District. Norton said that while she opposes the conference report, she nevertheless fought to ensure that D.C. would benefit from changes to the tax code.
Dec 18, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement after Matthew Petersen, President Trump’s nominee to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, today withdrew his name from consideration after he could not answer basic questions about federal legal procedure at his confirmation hearing last week.
Dec 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) joined Bruce DePuyt on his podcast for a wide-ranging discussion in a new episode released today.
Dec 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that yesterday’s confirmation hearing for Matthew Petersen to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, where Peterson could not answer basic questions about federal legal procedure, shows the peril of avoiding the vetting process involving District of Columbia residents in nominating D.C. federal judges.
Dec 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her letter to United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Megan Brennan asking her to address several concerns raised by constituents about difficulties receiving their mail consistently and experiencing poor customer service at the Friendship Heights, Cleveland Park and Tenleytown Post Offices in the District of Columbia.
Dec 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will perform in the Washington Ballet production of “The Nutcracker” tomorrow, Friday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m., at the Warner Theatre (513 13th Street NW).
Dec 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, this week introduced a bill to direct the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to find ways to the greatest extent possible to reroute trains that are carrying certain hazardous materials from selected high-threat urban areas, including the District of Columbia.

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