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This weekend, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at two Veterans Day events to honor District of Columbia veterans. Norton also introduced a resolution recognizing D.C.’s 30,000 veterans and their families, condemning the denial of voting rights in Congress and full home rule for D.C. veterans and their families, and calling for statehood for the District to make D.C. veterans and other residents whole
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that, with Democratic control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, she will engage in a number of strategies to make District of Columbia residents equal to other Americans. Norton said she will push for a vote on the House floor on her bill to make the District a state.
With aircraft noise rising here in the District of Columbia and around the country, 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, today announced she has gotten several of her provisions to help address airplane noise and other priorities included in the final House-Senate negotiated Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today called for the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Agriculture Committee to hold a joint hearing to examine the legality of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposal to dismantle existing USDA agencies by moving the Economic Research
The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Aviation Subcommittee, today released Norton’s letter to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority President and CEO John Potter regarding the absence of signage and direction at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to inform people where to pick up arriving passengers and to inform passengers where to meet arriving private vehicles during construction at the airport.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that she will introduce a bill that clarifies the District of Columbia’s authority to enter into public-private partnerships (P3s). The District recently began the procurement process for its first-ever P3s: rehabilitating the Metropolitan Police Department headquarters (Daily Building) and modernizing streetlights. The bill makes it clear that the federal Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA), which uniquely applies to D.C., does not prohibit the District from entering into P3s.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today issued the following statement on the passing of Lori Yarrish, Director of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, who was Norton’s cousin.
On Tuesday, July 24, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will address the 2018 National Alliance on Ending Homelessness (NAEH) Conference and share major accomplishments made in reducing overall and family homelessness during her Administration. This event will honor the DC Department of Human Services
Although the fiscal year 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill passed by the House today contains a record seven anti-home-rule riders, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she believes she will be able to keep most of these Republican riders out of the final spending bill.
Norton to Testify Opposing All Anti-Home-Rule Riders to D.C. Appropriations Bill at Rules Committee...
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will testify in support of her amendments to strike all five anti-home-rule riders from the House’s fiscal year 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, as well as in opposition to three newly filed anti-home-rule amendments, at a House Rules Committee markup scheduled for Monday, July 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., in H-313 (U.S. Capitol).
Norton Blasts Meadows, Palmer for Filing Anti-Home-Rule Riders to Block D.C.’s Individual Health Insurance...
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today blasted Representatives Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Gary Palmer (R-AL) for each filing two anti-democratic riders to the fiscal year 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill to block two local D.C. bills. Meadows and Palmer filed redundant amendments to prohibit D.C.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today filed amendments to strike all five anti-home-rule riders from the House’s fiscal year 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, which is expected to be considered on the floor next week.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.