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Norton to Speak as Her Friend Frank Kameny is Inducted into Department of Labor’s...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), alongside Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez and other officials, will speak at the induction of Frank Kameny into the Department of Labor’s Hall of Honor today, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., at the Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins Building (200 Constitution Ave NW)

NOAA ISSUES OPINION ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF AMALAGO BAY DEVELOPMENT IN ST. CROIX

After working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to streamline the permitting process for public and private development projects in the Virgin Islands earlier this year, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett has learned the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has released a biological opinion (BiOp) on the environmental impact of one of those projects

PLASKETT PARTICIPATES IN WHITE HOUSE RENEWABLE ENERGY ROUNDTABLE

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett attended a small roundtable discussion at the White House with select Members of Congress, Administration officials and private sector companies to discuss renewable energy initiatives in low-income communities on June 17

Norton Follows Through on Promise to Introduce Amendment to Prevent Reagan Early Morning and...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today offered an amendment on the House floor to the fiscal year 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations (THUD) bill to prohibit air transportation service between midnight and 6 a.m. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Norton’s amendment was defeated by voice vote. Norton introduced the amendment after holding a May 5 community meeting on airplane noise with residents in the Palisades, Foxhall, Georgetown, Hillandale and other impacted neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.

To Address the Nation’s Affordable Housing Crisis, Norton Introduces Amendment to Fully Fund Section...

ongresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will introduce two amendments to the House fiscal year 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations (THUD) bill. One Norton amendment would fully fund existing Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers by replenishing 67,000 Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers that were cut due to sequestration.

Norton Raises Fatigue Issue at Oversight Hearing on Amtrak Accident

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today raised questions about train engineer fatigue and the impact of Amtrak’s proposed 12-hour work schedules at an oversight hearing on the May 12, 2015, Amtrak accident, which killed 8 passengers and injured more than 200.

Will Introduce NPS Transportation Funding Bill Monday

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who serves as Ranking Member of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee and will introduce the Save Our National Parks Transportation Act on Monday, today released a statement following the National Park Service (NPS) announcement of weight restrictions and lane closures on the Arlington Memorial Bridge scheduled to begin tomorrow, Friday, May 29

DelBene: Research Should Be Driven by Science, Not Ideology

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed a bill that would restrict government investments in science, technology and innovation based on partisan ideology. The bill makes specific cuts to programs designed to combat climate change, promote energy efficiency and spur renewable energy research and development

Norton Statement on the Loss of D.C. Resident and Firefighter Lt. Kevin McRae

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement on the tragic death of District of Columbia resident Lt. Kevin McRae, a 24-year veteran of the DC Fire and EMS Department, who died in the line of duty while battling a fire in a 7th Street NW apartment building in the Shaw neighborhood this morning. The Congresswoman placed a call to Lt. McRae’s wife to offer her condolences.

Norton Announces Historic Carter G. Woodson Home Restoration Is in Sight

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that one of her oldest priorities, restoration of the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site in the Shaw neighborhood, is moving forward with the National Park Service (NPS) awarding a $5.6 million contract to Perini Management Services to begin the restoration project. NPS announced the contract is for the first phase of a three-phase contract. Woodson is the originator of Negro History Week, which today has become Black History Month, in February.

Norton to Host Press Conference with Mayor Bowser and National Organizations to Defend D.C....

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced she will host a press conference with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and a coalition of national organizations to defend the city’s local laws from attacks on multiple issues during the upcoming fiscal year 2016 appropriations process on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in 234 Cannon House Office Building. The national organizations’ representatives—Planned Parenthood Federation of America Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs Dana Singiser, Human Rights Campaign Government Affairs Director David Stacy, NARAL Pro-Choice America Police

Norton to Offer Safe Drinking Water Amendment to Republican Bill Targeting the Clean Water...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will offer an amendment today at the markup of H.R. 1732, the so-called “Regulatory Integrity Protection Act,” to try to keep Republicans from undermining current regulatory efforts to protect clean water sources. As currently written, H.R. 1732 would require the Obama Administration to withdraw the current proposed rulemaking to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act and require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin all over again to develop a new proposed rule to define the term “waters of the United States” with a number of substantive requirements

Rubio-Jordan Bill’s Hypocrisy Permits Guns in D.C. Buildings, But Not Federal Buildings in Their...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) challenged Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), who last week introduced a bill that would wipe out almost all of the District of Columbia’s local gun safety laws, to travel in their own lane and introduce gun bills affecting their own constituents, including allowing guns in federal buildings, such as post offices and social security offices, in their states.

Norton Thanks U.S. Attorney for D.C. Ronald Machen for Exceptional Service Following Decision to...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today thanked Ronald Machen, the U.S. Attorney for the District Chairman, for his devoted service over the past five years following his announcement that he will resign his office effective April 1, 2015. Norton recommended Machen to President Obama for the position, which heads the largest U.S. Attorney’s Office in the country, and serves as both the local and the federal prosecutor for the nation’s capital.

Norton Says Passage of Clean DHS Appropriations Bill Today Ensures Full Funding for Most...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that today’s passage of a clean fiscal year 2015 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill ensures the additional $48.6 million needed for DHS to move into the Center building complex at the DHS campus at St. Elizabeths in Ward 8. The Center building will house the DHS secretary and top DHS officials, and a contractor already has been working on the building. The fiscal year 2015 omnibus appropriations bill, passed in December

Congresswoman Titus Announces Major Clean Energy Project for Southern Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District announced that the Department of the Interior has approved a major clean energy project in Southern Nevada. The Midland Solar Project wil...

Titus Announces $1.8 Million in Housing Funding for Southern Nevada Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will provide nearly $2 million to the Southern Nevada Regional Housing...

Congresswoman Matsui Announces over $350,000 in Federal Funding to Help House Homeless Veterans in...

SACRAMENTO, CA - June 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) today announced that Sacramento County will receive $368,568 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH...

DeLauro Applauds Grant for Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today applauded the news that Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, Inc. has been awarded a Capital Grant of $100,000 from NeighborWorks® America. The gran...

Waters Introduces Legislation to Rehab Foreclosed, Vacant, and Abandoned Properties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, introduced the Project Rebuild Act of 2013 on Thursday afternoon. This legislation would provide funding f...

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