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Mar 19, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) sent a letter today to the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommitee on the Legislative Branch requesting that it instruct Capitol Police to create rules and regulations for the safe use of electric scooters on Capitol Grounds.
Mar 19, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management urging them to extend paid leave for teleworking federal employees to allow them to care for family members during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 18, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today sent a letter to the Director of Peace Corps, Jody Olsen, containing specific questions regarding assistance to Peace Corps volunteers returning home during the worldwide suspension of the agency’s program because of the coronavirus.
Mar 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has introduced the Major General David F. Wherley, Jr., District of Columbia National Guard Retention and College Access Act to permanently authorize funding for a program that provides grants for higher education to members of the D.C. National Guard.
Mar 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today joined the newly formed Congressional Coronavirus Task Force, which seeks to collect, assess and use the information and expertise of Congress and its committees to better inform congressional policy and legislation.
Mar 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Mike Braun (R-IN) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced a bipartisan Senate companion to Norton’s Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act, which authorizes the establishment of a memorial on federal land in the nation’s capital to honor the women who worked on the home front during World War II.
Mar 12, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C.--The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that the Capitol and the House of Representatives closed to unescorted visitors beginning at 5 p.m. today, Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Mar 11, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that her bill to authorize the establishment of a national memorial in honor of the women who worked on the home front during World War II passed out of House Natural Resources Committee by unanimous consent today.
Mar 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement today on the passing of tenant rights leader Jim McGrath:
Mar 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, said today that at the Committee’s hearing tomorrow, she will probe administration officials on the four cases of coronavirus in the District of Columbia, which could also dislocate Members of Congress, who spend more time in the District than in their home states.

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