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Oct 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that the Senate yesterday confirmed Matthew Graves for U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. Norton recommended Graves to President Biden. Biden, like Presidents Clinton and Obama, has granted Norton senatorial courtesy for judges on the U.S. District Court for D.C., the U.S. Attorney for D.C., the U.S. Marshal for the D.C. Superior Court, and the U.S. Marshal for the U.S. District Court for D.C.
Oct 28, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) spoke on the House floor to highlight how the President’s Build Back Better bill focuses on education. Norton’s brief remarks follow.
Oct 28, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) today reintroduced their District of Columbia Flood Prevention Act, which would amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA) to include the District of Columbia in the definition of a coastal state and give the District oversight for federally issued permits, facilities, and actions that affect the coastal waters of the District.
Oct 28, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that President Biden has granted her the opportunity to recommend candidates for U.S. Parole Commission commissioners. Commissioners are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Norton will be accepting applications until 6:00 p.m. on November 11, 2021. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Oct 28, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that District of Columbia residents can now receive security alerts from the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) through AlertDC, D.C.’s emergency notification system. After the January 6th attack on the Capitol, Norton requested that USCP share information with the community surrounding the Capitol about police activity and threats. USCP agreed to explore ways to deliver that information. D.C. residents can now receive information from USCP by signing up for AlertDC at hsema.dc.gov/page/alertdc.
Oct 27, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that she has gotten $57 million for a new Howard University Hospital in the Senate’s fiscal year 2022 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. Norton has long supported a new hospital and wrote an op-ed in The Hill arguing for the funding in July.
Oct 27, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) celebrated yesterday’s Senate confirmation of Jia Cobb to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Norton recommended Cobb to President Biden. Biden, like Presidents Clinton and Obama, has granted Norton senatorial courtesy for judges on the U.S. District Court for D.C., the U.S. Attorney for D.C., the U.S. Marshal for the D.C. Superior Court, and the U.S. Marshal for the U.S. District Court for D.C.
Oct 25, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) spoke on the House floor to stress the importance of passing the President’s Build Back Better Act. Her remarks focused on child care because it relates to so much else. Norton’s remarks follow.
Oct 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that she has secured $463 million for consolidation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at St. Elizabeths in Ward 8 in the District of Columbia in the Senate’s fiscal year 2022 DHS and Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bills, which were released earlier this week. The DHS bill provides $209,700,000 and the FSGG bill provides $253,797,000.
Oct 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today reintroduced a resolution honoring Joseph Curseen, Jr. and Thomas Morris, Jr., the United States Postal Service (USPS) employees who died from anthrax inhalation while working at the USPS processing facility located at 900 Brentwood Road NE, which is now named for them. Morris and Curseen died on October 21, 2001, and October 22, 2001, respectively. Norton’s resolution also honors the other victims of the anthrax attacks, as well as all USPS employees for their dedicated service to the nation in the face of threats to their health and to federal facilities throughout the United States.

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