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.
“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.”