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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) was elected by her fellow Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to return as the Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that Norton has filed an amendment at the House Rules Committee to H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, to strike the provision making the bill applicable to the District of Columbia. The Rules Committee will hold a markup today, Monday, January 23, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., in H-313, to decide what amendments, if any, will be allowed to be offered when bill goes to the floor tomorrow.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she plans to mount a vigorous defense of the District of Columbia’s medical aid-in-dying bill, the Death with Dignity Act, from congressional attacks after Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) today introduced resolutions of disapproval to block the District’s local legislation from taking effect.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a “Norton in Your Neighborhood” conversation in conjunction with Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1B this evening, Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (815 Florida Ave. NW).
The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her letter to District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Leif Dormsjo asking DDOT to consider alternatives to the current plan of suspending all construction activities on roadways and sidewalks from Friday, January 13, 2017 through Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the most recent data available (September 2016) on the number of District of Columbia residents hired to work at federal construction sites in the District and D.C. small businesses with subcontracts at the sites. The projects did not hire new workers during this period except for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) headquarters project at St. Elizabeths, where Grunley Construction hired an additional D.C. resident. A new small business set-aside was awarded for DHS Operations Center phase 2 fit-out
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today blasted Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) for wasting no time in introducing a bill yesterday to use congressional power to interfere with and alter the District of Columbia’s local occupational licensing laws. Meadows’ bill (H.R. 6312) targets occupational licensing laws in the District, military bases, and certain national parks. The bill also requires the D.C. Council to create a legislative committee or subcommittee on occupational regulations. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced an identical bill (S. 3158) in the Senate earlier this year
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her biennial letter to new members of the House and Senate, offering useful information on why they might want to live in one of “the world’s most beautiful and pleasant cities” and inviting them to cosponsor her District of Columbia statehood bill. The letter also discussed how D.C. is “the only city on the congressional agenda.”
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a community town hall entitled “Our Neighborhood Crown Jewels: National Park Service’s Urban Parks in D.C.” tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., at the African America Civil War Museum (1925 Vermont Ave. NW). In a rare opportunity to speak to regional NPS leadership, Norton will be joined by National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region Regional Director Bob Vogel and five regional NPS superintendents to hear from D.C. residents on how NPS can work with the community to maintain D.C.’s NPS-owned neighborhood parks located in all eight wards.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at the second annual “Project Homeless Connect,” a one-day resource fair, today, Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at Central Union Mission (65 Massachusetts Ave, NW). The event, presented by United Way of the National Capital Area, will provide on-site medical and dental care and access to housing, employment and other vital services to residents who are experiencing homelessness
The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the most recent set of available data (July 2016) on the number of District of Columbia residents hired to work at federal construction sites in the District and D.C. small businesses with subcontracts at the sites. These projects were not hiring from any jurisdiction in July, but D.C. representation among workers held steady. The same was true of subcontracting, with no sites adding subcontractors from any jurisdiction
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has introduced a bill to amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CMZA) in order to include the District of Columbia in the definition of a coastal state, which would make D.C. eligible for federal coastal zone management funding. Norton’s bill would also give the District oversight for federally issued permits/facilities/actions that affect the coastal waters of the District. Norton said she believes the District’s omission from the CMZA was an unintentional oversight, as the CMZA was passed in 1972—before the District achieved home rule—and the territories were included.