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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is proud to serve the District of Columbia.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, now in her thirteenth term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia, is the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. She serves on two committees: the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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Norton Introduces Bill to Permit Marijuana Use in Public Housing

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced her bill to permit the use of marijuana in states where it is legal—for medical or recreational purposes—in federally-assisted housing, including public housing and the Section 8 housing program. Norton held a signing ceremony for the bill with Sondra Battle, a District of Columbia resident who lives in Section 8 housing while suffering from fibromyalgia, a chronic disease that she treats by using medically-prescribed cannabis.
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Norton Requests MWAA Provide House Committee with Full Details on Chief Executive’s Compensation to...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today wrote the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) requesting that a copy of the employment contract of MWAA President and Chief Executive Officer John “Jack” Potter be provided to the Committee. While MWAA has disclosed Potter’s base salary, which ranks among the highest in the nation for airport executives
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Norton to File Amendments to Strike All Anti-D.C. Riders from Committee-Passed D.C. Appropriations Bill

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said she will file amendments to strike all five anti-home-rule riders from the House fiscal year 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, which was passed by the House Appropriations Committee last night, when it goes to the House floor.
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Norton to Introduce Bill to Repeal Redundant, Anti-Home-Rule Federal Law Prohibiting a Person in...

As part of her effort to rid federal law of anti-home-rule provisions, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that she will introduce a bill to repeal a redundant 1997 federal law that makes it a crime for a person in the District of Columbia to obstruct any bridge connecting D.C. and Virginia. The District already had and continues to have its own local law prohibiting obstructing a bridge in the District.
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Norton Protects DCTAG Funding in House D.C. Appropriations Bill, Believes She Can Remove Most...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that she protected $30 million for the District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG) in the House’s draft fiscal year (FY) 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, released today, even after President Trump zeroed out funding for DCTAG in his FY 19 budget.
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Norton Files Amendment to Give D.C. Mayor Local Authority Over D.C. National Guard—Same Authority...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (H.R. 5515) to give the District of Columbia home-rule authority over the D.C. National Guard. Norton filed her amendment with the House Rules Committee, which will consider amendments to H.R. 5515 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Currently, the President controls the D.C. National Guard for both national and local purposes
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Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Passes Norton Bill for Improvements to Franklin Park...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), today passed Norton’s bill (H.R. 2897) that clarifies that the District of Columbia and the National Park Service (NPS) have the authority to enter into cooperative management agreements to maintain and operate NPS properties in the District, such as Franklin Park.
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Norton, an Infrastructure Leader in Congress, Will Speak at Two Press Events to Kick...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, will kick off National Infrastructure Week by participating in two press events tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Norton is one of the “Big Four” House Transportation leaders who wrote the current five-year surface transportation authorization, the FAST Act, which was signed into law in 2015.
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Norton, D.C. Officials, Home-Rule Coalition Detail Preparations to Fight Attacks on D.C.’s Local Laws...

The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released Norton’s prepared remarks from her press conference today with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and a national and local coalition working to protect local D.C. laws from being blocked or overturned during the fiscal year 2019 appropriations process
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Norton Says U.S. Marshal for D.C.’s Updated Eviction Policies Are a Good Start, but...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that the U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia Superior Court’s updated eviction policies, including not directing landlords to move the property of evicted tenants onto the sidewalk or street, are a promising start, but more may be needed to be done to ensure tenants’ rights are protected.
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Many Norton Provisions to Combat Airplane Noise Included in FAA Reauthorization Bill to Be...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), co-chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus and a senior Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee, has gotten several of her provisions to help address airplane noise included in the House bill (H.R. 4) to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for six years, which will be considered on the House floor this week.
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Norton to Introduce Legislation to Permit Medical Marijuana Use in Public Housing

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that she will both introduce a bill and file an amendment to the House fiscal year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill to permit the use of medical marijuana in states where it is legal in federally-assisted housing, including public housing and the Section 8 housing program. Norton also will speak at the third annual National Cannabis Festival tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, 2018, at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds (2400 East Capitol Street SE)
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Norton Calls for Hearing on Airline Safety Following Fatality on Southwest Airlines Flight and...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Subcommittee on Aviation, today called on the committee or subcommittee to hold a hearing on aviation safety in the United States following two recent major developments implicating airline safety—a “60 Minutes”
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Norton Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Authored by D.C. Native Son...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Fair Housing Act, which was authored by Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), the nation’s first popularly-elected African American senator and a native son of the District of Columbia, who served from 1967 to 1979. Norton also praised Brooke’s help on achieving the D.C. Home Rule Act. A Norton bill got Congress to award Brooke the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. He was also a graduate of Dunbar High School and Howard University.
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Norton Says Rubio Now Appears to Support Allowing D.C. Children to Carry Assault Weapons,...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said today that if Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) meant what he said in an interview with a Florida television station (WTLV), he now supports making his dangerous District of Columbia gun bill even worse. In the interview, Rubio said D.C. should be forced to adopt only federal gun laws, which are so limited that most states and local jurisdictions have their own additional gun laws.

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Results of Customary and Reasonable Appraisal Fee Survey Are Now Available

Findings from Illinois’ Customary and Reasonable Fee Survey are now available online, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). The voluntary survey of Illinois licensed real estate appraisers began in January with assistance from the Office of Real Estate Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.