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Aug 22, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In speaking on the House floor today in favor of a bill to restore postal services and to provide $25 billion to help the U.S. Postal Service survive, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) reminded Americans that “the pandemic had not kept the mail from being faithfully delivered” until Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was appointed.
Aug 21, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that the significant progress reported in the District of Columbia’s 2019 HIV, STD, Hepatitis and TB Surveillance Report, released yesterday, encourages her to continue her efforts in Congress that have been vital to D.C.’s success in combatting HIV/AIDS.
Aug 21, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a press conference today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which will hear from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Monday, heard from two District of Columbia residents, who also serve as Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners, about the personal cost of delayed or missing mail, as well as two postal union representatives about the impact of DeJoy’s changes on mail service. In describing the outpouring of concern, Norton introduced the residents by saying, “We won’t be able to fix what has gone wrong with the U.S. Postal Service unless we hear from those most affected.”
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Aug 18, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a press conference today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which will hear from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Monday, indicated a number of questions she will ask DeJoy.
Aug 17, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In advance of a press conference tomorrow on the Postal Service with members of Congress from the District of Columbia region, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR), which has jurisdiction over the Postal Service, today sent a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The letter raised concerns that D.C. residents, especially those in Ward 8, began receiving highly inadequate services from the Postal Service beginning when DeJoy took office. In Ward 8 particularly, residents have reported not receiving their mail for over two weeks and other concerns with the Postal Service. DeJoy will be testifying at a COR hearing on August 24, 2020.
Aug 14, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which has jurisdiction over the Census Bureau and the 2020 Census, today sent a letter to United States Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham asking a series of questions about an evident lack of Spanish-speaking staff to help District of Columbia residents fill out the Census.
Aug 12, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) yesterday introduced the District of Columbia Special Elections Home Rule Act, which would give the District complete authority to set the date of special elections for local offices, as other jurisdictions already have. The bill simply removes a limitation on the District that is not only inconsistent with the self-government authority otherwise granted by the Home Rule Act, but is also counterproductive. This bill would strengthen the District’s home-rule authority and does not require statehood.
Aug 12, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today sent a second letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray demanding answers regarding the detention of two African American mothers on the National Mall. Norton previously wrote to both officials demanding answers about the detention of these D.C. residents, but has not received a response to her questions.
Aug 6, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today offered her congratulations to five District of Columbia residents who have been awarded the 2020 Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses Education Scholarship: Rajhad Burks (Catholic University of America), Mariah Haley (Columbia Law School), Alyson Jefferson (Oberlin College), Mentewab Kebede (Georgetown University), and Amari Manigault (George Washington University).

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