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Mar 10, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement after the House today passed the Senate-passed version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, sending the bill to the President’s desk for signature:
Mar 9, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) sent a letter requesting the Capitol Police Board remove the fencing around the buildings at 100 and 110 Maryland Avenue NE to allow staff, students, mail and deliveries to access the buildings.
Mar 9, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced the process for applying to her office for Community Project Funding, formerly known as earmarks, for fiscal year 2022. For a Community Project Funding request to be considered, eligible entities must submit an application by March 31, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. to NortonCommunityProjectFunding@mail.house.gov.
Mar 8, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) thanked House Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) for defeating an amendment today in the committee that attacked the District of Columbia’s local labor laws. The amendment, filed by Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) to the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 (H.R. 842), would have, among other things, made it a federal crime to engage in violence during a labor dispute solely within the District, but not solely within the states. Republicans have included the D.C. provision in standalone bills and amendments for many years, none of which have succeeded.
Mar 8, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today welcomed the new Acting United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Channing Phillips, who previously held the position.
Mar 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that her District of Columbia priorities were included in the version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that the Senate passed today. The $1.9 trillion bill includes provisions uniquely vital to the District, including state-, city-, and county-level fiscal relief for the District, since D.C. provides each level of service, and $755 million in retroactive CARES Act fiscal relief to fix D.C.’s treatment as a territory instead of a state for fiscal relief in the CARES Act, as D.C. is almost always treated as a state for federal funding purposes. The bill provides D.C. an estimated $2.2 billion in fiscal relief. The House is expected to pass the bill next week.
Mar 5, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that, due to a change in the House calendar, the Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) hearing on her District of Columbia statehood bill (H.R. 51) has been rescheduled from March 11, 2021, to March 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Norton thanked COR Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) for her leadership on D.C. statehood and for prioritizing the bill early in this Congress.
Mar 5, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), along with other Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure leaders, met with President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg at the White House yesterday to discuss transportation and infrastructure. Norton, who chairs the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, thanked Biden for placing transportation and infrastructure at the top of his agenda, and said the meeting covered, among other topics, the issues she spoke about: transit investment as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery, reducing the number of cars on roads by encouraging and maintaining public transportation, and helping the environment by providing convenient, inexpensive, climate-friendly transit options.
Mar 4, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement condemning a bill introduced by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-SC) that would repeal District of Columbia regulations on education requirements for staff at child development facilities. This is the second anti-D.C. bill Lee has introduced this Congress and the first bill Mace has ever introduced in Congress.
Mar 3, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today sent a letter urging the National Guard Bureau and the District of Columbia National Guard to direct the drivers of the buses that wait at the RFK Stadium site in D.C. to transport National Guard troops to and from the U.S. Capitol complex to stop idling their engines while waiting. Under D.C. law, bus engines are prohibited from idling for more than three minutes unless the temperature is 32 degrees or below.

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