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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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”
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.
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.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) got major wins for the District of Columbia topped by maintaining the record $40 million for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG) in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill last night. Norton fiercely negotiated to maintain $40 million for DCTAG, a historic increase she has now secured for three years in a row, overcoming only $30 million in the House, Senate and White House’s fiscal year 2018 D.C. appropriations proposals.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that, as part of her fight to protect the District of Columbia’s right to self-government, as well as LGBT and reproductive rights in D.C., she would introduce a bill to end the unique applicability of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) to the District. RFRA, which provides more protection for religious exercise than the First Amendment, applies to the federal government, D.C. government and the territorial governments, but not state governments.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, called on the committee to hold a hearing on rail safety in light of recent accidents, including today’s fatal accident involving an Amtrak train colliding with a garbage truck in southern Virginia, as well as the derailment of an Amtrak train outside of Seattle, which killed five people.
A $488,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and member institution, The First, A National Banking Association (The First), will rehabilitate 72 homes in Laurel, Mississippi. Local dignitaries yesterday joined bank and project representatives at a check presentation ceremony at the office of Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee to award the funds.
The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today apparent Norton’s letter to Senate Sergeant at Arms Frank J. Larkin requesting he reconsider his purported opposition to the construction of a protected bike lane between Union Station and the U.S. Capitol Grounds on Louisiana Avenue. Norton has worked with Architect of the Capitol, the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, and the local biking community to achieve widespread support for the project, to be built using local funds in DDOT’s MoveDC action plan for D.C.’s transportation future
Norton Says Congressional Budget Process Ironically Allows D.C. Homeowners to Avoid New Property Tax...
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that in one of the great ironies of the onerous District of Columbia budget process, D.C. residents can prepay their 2018 property taxes by December 31, 2017, to avoid the $10,000 state and local tax deduction cap that takes effect next year.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will commemorate the 44th anniversary of the enactment of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act this month, beginning with a floor speech tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., and another speech planned for next week. Norton will not only review the history of the Home Rule Act, which was signed into law by Republican President Richard Nixon on December 24, 1973, she will use the occasion to expose the repeated attempts by Republican Members, who violate their local control principles, to overturn local D.C. laws.
One of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D-DC) top construction priorities, the Memorial Bridge, which is owned and maintained by the National Park Service (NPS), now has the total funds necessary to complete repairs, Norton said today. Norton, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, worked to secure $90 million for phase one funding from the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) program in fiscal year 2016.
Norton Elated That Republican Senate D.C. Appropriations Bill Contains No Anti-Home-Rule Riders for Third...
The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the Republican Senate fiscal year 2018 District of Columbia appropriations bill does not contain any anti-home-rule riders, exempts D.C. from a shutdown in fiscal year 2019, and provides funds for many of Norton’s legislative priorities. Unlike in past years, the bill was released by the Senate Appropriations Committee before being marked up by the committee, likely signaling the committee will not mark up the bill and it instead will be used as the basis for negotiations with the House on any final spending bill.