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Mar 26, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today commended the introduction of the For the People Act (S. 1), a sweeping democracy reform bill that includes findings supporting statehood for the District of Columbia, in the Senate. The bill has 48 original cosponsors. The House companion bill (H.R. 1) also has findings supporting D.C. statehood.
Mar 25, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that the Center for Effective Lawmaking (Center) ranked Norton as the 7th most effective House Democrat in the 116th Congress, but 2nd for members who are not committee chairs.
Mar 25, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that she has recommended Jia Cobb to President Biden for the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that will be created when Judge Emmet Sullivan takes senior status on April 3. Biden, like Presidents Clinton and Obama, has granted Norton senatorial courtesy for judges on the U.S. District Court for D.C., the U.S. Attorney for D.C., the U.S. Marshal for the D.C. Superior Court, and the U.S. Marshal for the U.S. District Court for D.C.
Mar 25, 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) tonight, Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Her quarterly community meetings with NPS have been popular with her constituents. Most D.C. neighborhood parks are owned by NPS.
Mar 24, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today passed her Washington Channel Public Access Act (H.R. 1765) and her National Children’s Museum Act (H.R. 1703).
Mar 22, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said today’s Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) hearing on her District of Columbia statehood bill (H.R. 51) made the case for the bill, including satisfactorily answering the many constitutional, technical, ideological, and philosophical questions. The witnesses included D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Interim D.C. Chief Financial Officer Dr. Fitzroy Lee, Congressional Research Service Legislative Attorney Mainon Schwartz, D.C. veteran Harry Wingo, and Interim President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Wade Henderson. Norton said she appreciated the testimony from all of today’s witnesses.
Mar 22, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released her opening statement, as prepared for delivery, from today’s Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on her District of Columbia statehood bill.
Mar 22, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released her remarks from her press conference today with Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) on the District of Columbia statehood bill. The press conference was held in advance of the COR hearing today on Norton’s D.C. statehood bill (H.R. 51), which begins at 11 a.m. Carper is the sponsor of the Senate companion bill (S. 51).
Mar 19, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Senator Mike Braun, and Senator Kyrsten Sinema have reintroduced a bill aimed at fixing a broken system burdening teachers with unfair loans: the Consider Teachers Act of 2021.
Mar 19, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said today that she is looking forward to the press conference before Monday’s hearing on her D.C. statehood bill, H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which she is holding with Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), the sponsor of the Senate companion bill.

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