Norton Commemorates 44th Anniversary of Home Rule Act, Today

Norton Commemorates 44th Anniversary of Home Rule Act, Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued  the following statement today on the 44th anniversary of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, which was signed into law by Republican President Richard Nixon on December 24, 1973.  Today, Norton published a series of tweets outlining the Republican attacks on D.C. home rule, which can be viewed here.

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Mayor Muriel Bowser

“As we insist on statehood for the District of Columbia, today we remember Christmas Eve, 44 years ago, when the Home Rule Act was signed into law.  Going on the House floor in remembrance is one way to commemorate this special anniversary.  Another is to call out the continuing attacks on D.C. home rule, notwithstanding the Home Rule Act.  Fighting back makes all the difference, and this year we defeated all but two of the 16 attacks on D.C. local laws.”

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Mayor Muriel Bowser

Muriel Bowser serves as Washington, DC’s seventh elected Mayor. Sworn in on January 2, 2015, she pledged to bring a fresh start to the District of Columbia, create pathways to the middle class for residents, and foster a culture of inclusion, transparency and action.

Mayor Bowser expanded opportunity across all 8 Wards of DC by strengthening job training programs, and by attracting and retaining jobs in the District. As of the first quarter of 2016, there are burgeoning projects across the city that will eventually deliver 32,000 new jobs. Washington, DC is the economic engine of the metropolitan region, and has one of the strongest local economies in the country.

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