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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 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 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 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

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House Infrastructure Bill Advances Energy Efficiency

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from Interim President Clay Nesler Wednesday on House passage of the infrastructure bill (H.R. 2), which includes a number of provisions to begin rebuilding the energy