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Nov 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said she is wasting no time in gathering original cosponsors for her District of Columbia statehood bill, which passed overwhelmingly in the House in June, for the next Congress. Norton’s goal is to break the record number – 155 – of original cosponsors of the D.C. statehood bill in the House, which she set this Congress, and she is on track to do so.
Nov 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) sent a letter asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to extend the comment period on a proposed rule restricting public access to the Washington Channel in the District of Columbia and to hold a public meeting on the proposed rule during the extended comment period. Norton’s Southwest Waterfront development legislation has spurred many new forms of travel and recreation in the District. The current comment period for the proposed rule is scheduled to end on November 12th. In her letter, Norton noted that D.C. residents have significant concerns with the proposed rule and that the current deadline does not allow for adequate time for public input.
Nov 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold a virtual event honoring four District of Columbia women veterans from each branch of the military today, November 10, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in honor of Veterans Day. The event will showcase what it means to be a woman in the armed services, who have received so little attention, while honoring the sacrifices of veterans from the District.
Nov 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced her annual Veterans Day resolution honoring the more than 30,000 D.C. veterans and their families, who served their country without voting representation in Congress or complete home rule. The resolution condemns the denial of voting rights in Congress and full home rule for D.C. veterans and their families and calls for statehood for the District to make D.C. veterans and other residents equal.
Nov 5, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today sent a letter to Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) K. Jane Williams asking that any transit agency choosing not to conduct a Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 equity analysis publicly report that decision. The FTA is giving agencies under its jurisdiction the option during the coronavirus of waiving this analysis, which evaluates the impacts of proposed service and fare changes on Title VI-protected and low-income populations. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is one of the agencies not conducting a Title VI equity analysis.
Nov 2, 2020 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) on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Her quarterly community meetings have been popular with her constituents. Virtually all D.C. neighborhood parks are within NPS’s jurisdiction.
Oct 30, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today said the committee last month approved prospectuses for the construction, leasing and renovation of federal office space in the District of Columbia valued at up to $873 million.
Oct 30, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) applauded last night’s Department of Justice (DOJ) decision to allow local police officers who are on federal task forces to wear body cameras. Norton and Beyer have introduced two body camera bills: The first bill, which passed the House this year, would require all uniformed federal police officers to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in police vehicles, and the second bill would prohibit the federal government from refusing to work with local police departments that require their officers to wear body cameras, which would essentially codify DOJ’s new policy. IDOJ had prohibited local police officers on federal task forces from wearing body cameras.
Oct 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement today regarding a Republican House Member’s leadership on District of Columbia statehood before the District won home rule, after recently receiving a copy of the Congressional Record from June 16, 1971. D.C. resident Nelson F. Rimensnyder, who was on the staff of the Committee on the District of Columbia from 1975 to 1992, sent Norton a copy of the Congressional Record.
Oct 26, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today commented on the Senate confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. As Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’ (CBC) Judicial Nominations Task Force, Norton spent time reading Barrett’s previous decisions and concluded that Judge Barrett’s disregard for precedent posed considerable danger to the legitimacy of the Court and particularly to African Americans, who disproportionately rely on judicial precedents, such as those upholding the Affordable Care Act.

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