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Dec 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United Planning Organization (UPO) Inspire Foundation, in conjunction with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), will host their annual holiday party for underprivileged children in the District of Columbia today, Thursday, December 14, 2017, from, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the National Building Museum (401 F. St. NW).
Dec 12, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), the first woman to chair the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will discuss the issue of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill and in workplaces across the nation on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” tomorrow, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.
Dec 11, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will commemorate the 44th anniversary of the enactment of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act this month, beginning with a floor speech tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., and another speech planned for next week.
Dec 8, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will give opening remarks at a special Frederick Douglass Community Conference to help plan and raise awareness for the bicentennial celebration of Douglass’ birth tomorrow, Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., at DC Prep’s Anacostia Elementary Campus (1409 V St. SE).
Dec 8, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), ranking member of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, yesterday at a subcommittee roundtable, entitled “Emerging Technologies in the Trucking Industry,” urged congressional action to prepare for possible job losses to self-driving trucks.
Dec 8, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced a bill yesterday to rename Rock Creek Park “Rock Creek National Park,” which would highlight the significance of the park for the nation, including visitors to the nation’s capital, in addition to District of Columbia residents.
Dec 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today blasted Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC), the chair of the House subcommittee with jurisdiction over the District of Columbia and the leader of the far-right Freedom Caucus, for reintroducing a bill that would radically alter D.C.’s local education system by forcing D.C. to steer its local funds away from D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and public charter schools to vouchers for any student who chooses to attend private schools.
Dec 6, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) assured District of Columbia residents that the D.C. government would remain open if the federal government shuts down on Saturday, when the fiscal year 2018 continuing resolution expires, because of a critical provision she got included in the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill.
Dec 6, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), the first woman to chair the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the first woman to chair the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will give opening remarks at a public hearing on sexual harassment in the workplace today, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., at the CUNY School of Law’s Dave Fields Auditorium, 2nd Floor (2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY).
Dec 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she would vigorously defend from congressional interference a bill passed by the District of Columbia Council today that, among other things, requires health plans to provide coverage for preventive health services for women, including contraceptives.

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