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Mar 3, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement on the death of her longtime friend Vernon Jordan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) applauded today’s House passage of the For the People Act of 2021 (H.R. 1), a sweeping democracy reform bill that includes findings supporting statehood for the District of Columbia. Last Congress, when the House passed the For the People Act of 2019 (H.R. 1), it became the first chamber to ever endorse D.C. statehood. That laid the groundwork for House passage of the D.C. statehood bill (H.R. 51) in June, which was the first time either chamber had ever passed the D.C. statehood bill.
Mar 3, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) announced that their Federal Police Camera and Accountability Act, which would require uniformed federal police officers, including U.S. Capitol Police, to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in marked vehicles, passed the House today as part of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The District of Columbia and Fairfax County both require their uniformed officers to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in marked vehicles.
Mar 3, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) condemned a resolution (H.J.Res. 25) introduced by Representative Michael Cloud (R-TX) that would disapprove the District of Columbia’s Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2020, which would permit minors to receive a vaccine without parental consent. Norton is confident the House will not take up the resolution.
Mar 2, 2021 Press Release
[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a resolution recognizing the successful campaign led by disability advocates to secure a statue of FDR in a wheelchair in the Prologue Room at the FDR Memorial and urging the National Park Service (NPS) to make the Memorial accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities, and support the development of accessible education materials for visitors. U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) joined the Senator in introducing the resolution in the United States Senate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement after Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) today asked for unanimous consent (UC) on the Senate floor to pass his resolution (S.J.Res. 7) disapproving the District of Columbia’s Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2020, which would permit minors capable of informed consent to receive a vaccine without parental consent. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) objected to the UC request and therefore the request was denied.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) reintroduced the Securities and Exchange Commission Real Estate Leasing Authority Revocation Act, which would revoke the real estate leasing authority of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The leasing authority would be returned to the General Services Administration (GSA), the federal government’s real estate arm.
Mar 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today condemned a bill introduced by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) that would permanently prohibit the District of Columbia from spending its local funds that have been approved by Congress on abortion services for low-income women. Norton said she will work to ensure the bill is not taken up in the House.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she was pleased with the response she received from the Department of Defense (DoD) to her letter requesting that DoD Secretary Lloyd J. Austin direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to withdraw the proposed rule restricting public access to the Washington Channel. DoD said the rule would not be finalized until an agency head appointed by President Biden reviews the rule. Norton has advocated keeping the channel open, especially during the pandemic, when outdoor activities are preferable. Norton hosted a public meeting on January 27th, where D.C. residents overwhelmingly opposed the rule. Norton will introduce a bill to block the proposed rule and to prohibit any rule that would restrict public access to the channel.
Feb 26, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that her District of Columbia priorities were included in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which the House 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, considering that D.C. is almost always treated as a state for federal funding. The bill provides D.C. an estimated $2.2 billion in fiscal relief.