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Apr 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold a District of Columbia Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00-7:00 p.m. to hear from residents and to discuss services available to residents during the coronavirus, including unemployment benefits, one-time direct payments of up to $1,200 for eligible individuals and small business loans.
Apr 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the letter she sent today to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) asking for its plan for individuals returning to the District of Columbia from BOP prisons, after Hope Village, the men’s halfway house in D.C., informed Norton that it would not seek an extension or renewal of its contract with BOP after it expires on April 30, 2020.
Apr 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) thanked Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) for leading a letter today with 97 other House members calling on House leadership to retroactively fix the treatment of the District of Columbia as a territory instead of a state in the state stabilization fund in the third coronavirus response bill, which deprived the District of $750 million.
Apr 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released a letter from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) informing her that BOP had conducted an unannounced site visit to Hope Village, the men’s halfway house in the District of Columbia, as Norton had requested.
Apr 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) works on components she wants in a fourth coronavirus response bill, she said she was encouraged when Janet Yellen, the former chair of the Federal Reserve said in a Democratic Caucus conference call this week that a fourth bill is necessary.
Apr 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has requested funding in the next coronavirus response bill for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Headquarters consolidation project at the St. Elizabeths West Campus in the District of Columbia. This consolidation is the largest federal project in the country and, given the work that has already been done on the site, is ripe for inclusion in a bill focused on economic stimulus.
Apr 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) participated in a conference call briefing of the Committee on Oversight and Reform on women’s rights in Afghanistan on Monday. The briefing, Norton said, conducted by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), showed the importance of women’s rights as a barometer of social progress in Afghanistan. Norton appreciated the briefing, particularly considering the 14-month withdrawal plan of the Trump Administration. “The United States must not commit to everlasting presence in Afghanistan, but I am not encouraged by the stalemate among Afghanistan governmental entities today,” Norton said.
Apr 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement urging authorities to guide constituents better on activities consistent with staying home and practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis:
Apr 7, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today sent a letter to the Acting Director of the National Park Service (NPS), David Vela, requesting the closure of the chambers of the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials after reports that crowds had been forming at the sites over the weekend. Norton said her letter was motivated by concern for the safety of the general public and NPS employees during the coronavirus.
Apr 5, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released a letter she sent today to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Michael Carvajal, again asking BOP to investigate conditions at Hope Village, the men’s halfway house in the District of Columbia, after learning a that two residents died there in the last three days. Norton also called on BOP to release as many residents from Hope Village as possible and as would be safe for the residents and the community.

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