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Sep 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Although the fiscal year 2018 D.C. Appropriations bill passed by the House today contains five anti-home-rule riders, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she believes she will be able to keep most of them out of the final spending bill, which must be passed by December 8.
Sep 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As an Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee hearing yesterday on 21st Century Infrastructure quickly became chiefly devoted to the impacts of recent hurricanes, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) raised the increasing importance of finding ways to improve investments in pre-disaster infrastructure.
Sep 13, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D-DC) home-rule provision to change a 1958 law that treated the District of Columbia government as a part of the federal government, as it was then, was included in a bill passed today by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR).
Sep 12, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today thanked the national organizations that stepped forward to help her protect a District of Columbia local anti-discrimination law, the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act (RHNDA), from being blocked by an amendment offered by Representative Gary Palmer (R-AL) to the fiscal year 2018 D.C. Appropriations bill, which is expected to be considered on the House floor tomorrow.
Sep 11, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced her bill to establish a commission to help the nation balance legitimate security concerns with public access to federal buildings and spaces. Norton introduced her bill on the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, which ushered in an unprecedented closing off of public spaces in the nation’s capital and elsewhere.
Sep 8, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement on the Washington football team’s decision to continue using a racist moniker that disparages Native Americans.
Sep 8, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today claimed victory as Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) did not file his dangerous bill to require the District of Columbia to recognize out-of-state permits to carry concealed guns as an amendment to the fiscal year 2018 D.C. Appropriations bill, which is expected to be considered on the House floor next week.
Sep 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today spoke with Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Acting Director Thomas Kane after receiving complaints from constituents that families could not contact their loved ones housed at the BOP complex in Beaumont, TX following Hurricane Harvey. There are 48 District of Columbia inmates at the Beaumont facility. D.C. Code felons are the only local felons housed by BOP.
Sep 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In anticipation of going to the floor this evening and tomorrow, the office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released advance copies of Norton’s prepared floor statements on three District of Columbia-related amendments to the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bills.
Sep 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) sharply criticized the Trump administration for its continued refusal to consult with her on nominations for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the administration today nominated Matthew Spencer Petersen, of Virginia, to serve as a judge.

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