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Jul 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the House today passed two of her amendments to a fiscal year 2022 appropriations bill. The House subsequently passed the bill.
Jul 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the House today passed the fiscal year 2022 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which provides $254 million to the General Services Administration for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) consolidation project at the St. Elizabeths West Campus in Ward 8 in the District of Columbia.
Jul 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House today passed the fiscal year 2022 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, which has many victories for D.C. secured by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). The bill provides $40 million for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG), a program a Norton bill created, and, importantly, increases the DCTAG annual and lifetime awards; prohibits the president from federalizing the D.C. police department; and, in other important steps, removes the two enacted fiscal year 2021 riders, which prohibit D.C. from spending its local funds on abortion services for low-income women and on recreational marijuana commercialization, which more than a dozen states have done.
Jul 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she is very pleased that the House yesterday passed her amendment to the fiscal year 2022 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill to prohibit the U.S. Capitol Police from enforcing the prohibition on scooters at the Capitol complex. The House subsequently passed the bill. The report accompanying the bill also contains a Norton provision directing the Capitol Police not to enforce the prohibition on sledding at the Capitol complex.
Jul 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that she secured nearly $12 million in Community Project Funding, formerly known as earmarks, for District of Columbia organizations in a fiscal year 2022 appropriations bill that the House passed today.
Jul 28, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today reintroduced the District of Columbia Courts Vacancy Reduction Act, which would allow nominees to the local District of Columbia courts to be seated after a 30-day congressional review period, unless a resolution of disapproval is enacted into law during that period. Currently, nominees to the local D.C. courts cannot be seated without affirmative Senate approval. The bill would make the congressional review process for nominees the same as the one currently used for legislation passed by the D.C. Council.
Jul 28, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today suggested witnesses she would like the House Select Committee on the January 6th Insurrection to hear from as it begins its work.
Jul 27, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that yesterday she defeated all the anti-home-rule amendments filed by Republicans on the House’s fiscal year 2022 District of Columbia Appropriations bill in the Rules Committee. The bill will be on the House floor today.
Jul 26, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that President Biden today nominated Matthew M. Graves to be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. Norton recommended Graves to 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.
Jul 23, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today vowed to defeat the anti-home-rule amendments filed by Republicans on the House’s fiscal year 2022 District of Columbia Appropriations bill in the Rules Committee. The committee will consider the amendments on Monday.