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Sep 3, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) hosted a press call for regional reporters today demanding the Senate act to support local schools and provide the resources they need to keep students safe and protect against potentially devastating cuts to state education budgets. The House passed funding to support local schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic more than 100 days ago, but the Republican-led Senate has refused to act.
Sep 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement on monuments and public spaces. “The District's place as both a hometown and a federal city introduces unique elements into removing statues and renaming public places that reflect the Confederacy or slavery. Most important, for most of its 219 years as a city, the District has had no self-government. Unlike other jurisdictions, the residents of this city had no say in the names given or in the placement of statues. The city's history is further complicated by the compromise that placed the nation's capital below the Mason-Dixon line to preserve slavery and ultimately racial discrimination.
Sep 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At 5:00 p.m. today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold a virtual roundtable with the District of Columbia. community about the difficulties of going back to school amid a pandemic; the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school meal waivers; and what Congress is doing to remedy the effects of the COVID‐19 pandemic on children’s learning. The event features D.C. parents, teachers, students, a public health official, and school administrators. Norton, who attended D.C. public schools and has grandchildren in traditional D.C. public and charter schools, has long been an advocate for children, parents, and schools.
Sep 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which has jurisdiction over the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Co-Chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus, today received notification that, at her request, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) will add Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) to its study on the FAA’s consideration of community noise impacts in its implementation of NextGEN in major metropolitan areas.
Sep 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement on the passing of legendary Georgetown University basketball Coach John Thompson. Norton was a tenured professor of law at Georgetown Law School.
Sep 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced the Congress Leads by Example Act of 2020, which would subject Congress and the rest of the legislative branch to workplace laws that protect employees in the private sector and the executive branch.
Aug 31, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced her annual resolution to designate the month of September as “National Campus Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” and said that the vastly different campus class structure this year due to the pandemic should not obscure the importance of ensuring students have safe campuses to return to, both now with some students returning to campuses and after the pandemic recedes.
Aug 31, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released a statement on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, which she helped organize as a member of its staff. Norton, who later became the first woman to chair the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, established by a provision of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, said the 1963 March paved the way for civil rights legislative victories to come.
Aug 25, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), the sponsors of the District of Columbia statehood bill, today announced that the Senate has begun the procedural process (Rule 14) to bypass committee consideration of the House-passed D.C. statehood bill (H.R. 51) and to place H.R. 51 directly on the Senate Calendar of Business, which makes the bill available for floor consideration.
Aug 24, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C – Last week, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced a resolution designating Chuck Brown’s birthday, August 22, 2020, as “Chuck Brown Day” in the District of Columbia and across the nation to honor his contributions as the “Godfather of Go-Go.” The District celebrated Chuck Brown’s legacy on August 22nd.

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