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Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) response to her letter asking whether the agency has the capacity and planning in place to move and relocate inmates from facilities facing severe damage from flooding, hurricanes or other natural disasters.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who authored the nation’s first sexual harassment guidance as the first woman to chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today introduced a bill to subject Congress and its agencies to the same comprehensive civil rights laws and federal health and safety standards that currently apply to executive branch agencies and private sector employers, but not to Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that today’s Senate confirmation of Trevor N. McFadden to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia demonstrates that the Trump administration and Senate Republicans are moving D.C.’s nominees first because that is the path of least resistance, since D.C. lacks Senate representation.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing asked Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russel George about press reports on an increase in threats to Internal Revenue Services (IRS) employees and “potential vulnerabilities outside agency headquarters.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D-DC) roundtable discussion on near- and long-term risks of flooding in the District of Columbia on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., in 2253 Rayburn House Office Building, will highlight the need for her bill (H.R. 2540) to make D.C. eligible for federal flood mitigation and prevention funding.
Oct 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host her annual event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the District of Columbia with a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Cardozo High School (1200 Clifton St. NW).
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia yesterday issued a ruling allowing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to delay a 17-year-old unaccompanied minor, who is 15 weeks pregnant and being held in a government shelter in Texas under HHS supervision, from having an abortion she desires.
Oct 20, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will join CulturalDC and Forest City to celebrate the launch of SPACE4: Visual Arts, a District of Columbia mobile arts gallery, tomorrow, Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Yards Park (355 Water Street SE).
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the Senate last night passed her Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act (H.R. 2989).
WASHINGTON, D.C.—During the week of the 16-year anniversary of the 2001 anthrax attacks, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced she will introduce a resolution honoring the late 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.