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Norton Requests Outreach to SW Residents on Environmental Impact of Buzzard Point Redevelopment

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released a letter she wrote to District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment Director Tommy Wells, referring to his office, D.C. United, and Pepco several health and environmental concerns raised by D.C. residents in ANC 6D06 related to the planned Buzzard Point D.C. United soccer stadium construction, the nearby Pepco substation, and a concrete facility in Southwest. Norton said that she was referring the concerns raised to the appropriate D

Norton Calls for a Five, Not Six, Year Bill to Ease the Funding Shortfall...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), ranking member of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee and one of the “Big Four” transportation leaders that got the House to pass a six-year surface transportation bill, today spoke out about urgent priorities for the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee at the first Conference Committee meeting to reconcile the Senate and House transportation reauthorization bills.

Clark bill aims to remove barriers to higher education for homeless and foster youth

Congresswoman Katherine Clark introduced the Higher Education Access and Success and Foster Youth Act, legislation to empower homeless and foster students to obtain higher levels of education and to lift traditional barriers to entry.  Education advocates report that current higher education policies regarding students’ independence, financial aid eligibility, and recruitment programs create barriers for homeless and foster youth trying to navigate a complex higher education system.

Norton Resumes Fight to Protect Home Rule as Republicans Threaten to Impose Riders as...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has redoubled her efforts to ensure that the District of Columbia’s right to self-government is preserved as final negotiations begin on a fiscal year 2016 omnibus spending bill, with Republican House and Senate leaders insisting that controversial riders be included in the bill.

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge Announces More Than $6 Million in Neighborhood Initiative Program Funds...

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) is pleased to announce the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation has received $6,075,000 in the fourth round of funding of the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP). Administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), NIP reallocates money from federal Hardest Hit Funds (HHF) to stabilize property values through the demolition of blighted homes.

Norton Outreach Requirements Yield Construction Jobs for D.C. Residents at Some Federal Projects

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced new statistics showing District of Columbia residents employed and D.C. small businesses contracted at federal construction projects in the city that were achieved through Norton’s legislative work.  The new numbers reflect resumption in construction at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) headquarters at St. Elizabeths as well as other new projects that are underway. 

Norton In Your Neighborhood at Brightwood Park to Focus on Clean Senate Appropriations Bill,...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a “Norton in Your Neighborhood” community conversation hosted by the Brightwood Park Civic Association tonight, Monday, November 2, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Emery Recreation Center (5701 Georgia Ave. NW).  Norton will engage Brightwood-area and other District of Columbia residents about how D.C. has floated above the rancorous House Republican majority to get federal help for bus and rail safety and jobs, to preserve DCTAG funding for D.C.’s college-bound students, and other priorities.

Congresswoman Stefanik Cosponsors the POWER Act

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has cosponsored H.R. 2657, the POWER Act. Currently, the Internal Revenue Code provides tax credits to consumers who purchase renewable energy producing items. This legislation would expand that provision in the tax code to include combined heat and power systems and waste heat to power systems.

Norton, Edwards and Comstock Get PROMPT Act to Ensure WMATA Safety Included in House...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, said today she believes that the residents of the District of Columbia and the region will be relieved that the Protect Riders of Metrorail Public Transportation (PROMPT) Act of 2015 is assured of passage.


Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, announces a grant of over $12 million in federal funds to improve an existing storm water detention basin and provide for the construction of a new storm water detention basin. The project when completed will lower flood water surface elevations and reduce structure flooding. This action also includes stream improvement and activities to accommodate flow into and out of the proposed storm water detention basins

Congresswoman Matsui Announces U.S. Department of Agriculture Grants to Support Local Foods Infrastructure

Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that the Sacramento region has received nearly $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support local and regional food programs

Norton to Commend Blue Plains for Leading Way on Addressing Climate Change and Clean...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at a ribbon cutting ceremony today, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (5000 Overlook Avenue SW), at which the DC Water and Sewage Authority (DC Water) will dedicate its latest green project, the DC Water Digester Project, which is the first thermal hydrolysis facility in North America and the largest in the world

Congresswoman Clarke Notifies Property Owners of Extended Deadline for Flood Insurance Claims Related to...

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the extension of the deadline – to October 15, 2015 – for National Flood Insurance Program policyholders to request a review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of their Hurricane Sandy flood insurance claims. FEMA has the authority to review decisions by insurance companies on flood insurance claims

Norton Working to Ensure No Enactment of Anti-Immigrant D.C. Bill or National Sanctuary City...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following prepared statement for today’s rally with immigration rights groups at the John A. Wilson Building reaffirming the city’s home-rule right to be a sanctuary city and detailing the efforts she is taking to ensure that neither the national anti-immigrant bill, which was passed by the House, or the separate anti-home-rule bill that targets D.C. immigrants becomes law

Norton’s Annual Senior Legislative Day on Monday at New U.S. Coast Guard Building Will...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host her annual 2015 Senior Legislative Day on Monday, July 20, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the first federal agency to be built east of the Anacostia River, the newly-constructed U.S. Coast Guard’s St. Elizabeth West Campus (2699 Firth Sterling Ave. SE), which was built as a result of Norton’s efforts.<


Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced the Low Income Solar Act (LISA), H.R. 3041, along with Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Keith Ellison (D-MN). The Senate companion bill, S. 1713, was introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Norton Monitoring New CSX Rail Safety Features as Work on CSX Tunnel Project Ramps...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), in her work on rail safety for the District of Columbia and as a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sent her staff on Wednesday to observe rail car safety training exercises being conducted by the D.C. Fire and EMS Department along the CSX railroad. Norton said that her staff attended the CSX rail car safety training tour and was briefed on safety procedures along the tracks and new mandatory safety requirements for High-Hazard Flammable Trains

Norton Asks Trump to Apologize

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today called on Donald Trump to apologize and make the current controversy that he does not need and the country could certainly do without, go away. Trump won a competition to remodel the Old Post Office building downtown into a luxury hotel as a result of a Norton bill.

Norton Says Supreme Court Decision Vindicates Major Tool of Fair Housing Act, Strengthening Fight...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a former chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and a constitutional lawyer, released the following statement after today 5-4 Supreme Court ruling to uphold a key provision of the 1968 Fair Housing Act (FHA), which bars discrimination on the basis of race in housing decisions

Norton Says Supreme Court Decision Vindicates Major Tool of Fair Housing Act, Strengthening Fight...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a former chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and a constitutional lawyer, released the following statement after today 5-4 Supreme Court ruling to uphold a key provision of the 1968 Fair Housing Act (FHA), which bars discrimination on the basis of race in housing decisions

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Support Ukrainian Refugees

GFP Real Estate and Its Tenants Raise More Than $200,000 to...

GFP Real Estate is pleased to announce that its "Support Ukraine in Crisis" campaign raised more than $200,000 to support humanitarian relief efforts on the ground in Ukraine.

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Senator Bill Cassidy


U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the U.S. Senate floor demanding Congress take action to ensure the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) remains affordable