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Sep 16, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) vowed to defeat the Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2021, introduced by Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA), which would, among other things, make it a federal crime to engage in violence during a labor dispute solely within the District of Columbia, but not solely within the states.  This year, Perry has filed the bill twice at the Rules Committee as amendments, and has also filed four anti-home-rule amendments at the Rules Committee to the fiscal year 2022 D.C. Appropriations bill, all of which were defeated.
Sep 14, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold a virtual discussion on Thursday, September 16, 2021, on issues affecting the Latinx community in the District of Columbia, including child care, immigration, rental assistance, food insecurity, the eviction crisis, and COVID-19 safety protocols in schools.
Sep 14, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a resolution marking Saturday, September 18, 2021, as National Dance Day. In 2010, Norton partnered with “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator Nigel Lythgoe to launch the first National Dance Day with inaugural celebrations on the National Mall and in Los Angeles.
Sep 13, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) received a response to her most recent letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) about delayed and undelivered mail in the District of Columbia.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) received a response to her most recent letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) about delayed and undelivered mail in the District of Columbia. In her September 1, 2021, letter, Norton noted that all eight wards continue to contact her office about late and undelivered mail. USPS described several actions it is taking. Norton said she will continue monitoring USPS in D.C. for the effects of the promised improvements.
Sep 10, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today called on District of Columbia residents to remember the children, teachers, and others lost in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attacks.
Sep 10, 2021 Press Release
Norton says the charges are understandable, but for the first time offers an alibi. The six zebras escaped from a D.C.-area farm early this week
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued a statement today denying responsibility for letting loose the six zebras that have been on the run in the D.C. suburbs. The charges were made known when a member of the public noted that, historically, Norton has valued the principle of consent of the governed, most notably in the fight for statehood for the District. More recently, Norton has also been known to oppose unnecessary fences.
Sep 10, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced her annual resolution to designate September as “National Campus Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” and said that the return to in-person classes highlights the importance of ensuring students have safe campuses, both now and in the future.
Sep 8, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) celebrated the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge yesterday, for which she got the majority of funding using her role as chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. She said the bridge, replacing the South Capitol Street Bridge, is “perhaps the most important bridge in the nation’s capital,” connecting commuters, visitors and Wards 7 and 8 to the city’s other six wards. Her remarks, as prepared for delivery, from yesterday’s ribbon cutting for the bridge follow.
Sep 3, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) reintroduced her Protecting Independent Contractors from Discrimination Act this week, which would extend the same federal antidiscrimination protections enjoyed by employees to independent contractors.
Sep 2, 2021 Press Release
First time in history a committee approved bill giving D.C. mayor such authority
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), and Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) announced that their District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act, which would give the D.C. mayor control over the D.C. National Guard (DCNG), passed early this morning in the House Armed Services Committee as part of the fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Van Hollen is the sponsor of the Senate version of the bill. Currently, the President controls the DCNG, while the governors of the states and territories control their National Guards. Today’s passage is the first time in history a committee in either chamber has passed a bill that would give the D.C. mayor control over the DCNG. The NDAA, the annual defense policy bill, has been enacted for each of the last 60 years.