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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.

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.

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

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 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

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

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.