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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D - D.C.) urged Georgetown University Law Center graduates to use their knowledge to teach others the importance of freedom of speech in her commencement address Sunday afternoon.

Norton Calls Graduates to Defend First Amendment Rights in Law Center Commencement Address

College students must be respectful of all viewpoints and allow others to speak, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said in her commencement address to graduates of the Georgetown University Law Center on Sunday. Norton, who has served as Washington, D.C.’s representative to Congress since 1990, was once an active member[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Even while the federal government shut down, the Washington, D.C. local government remained open due to an obscure provision.

DC Local Government Remained Open During Shutdown

While the federal government was shut down for about 69 hours between Saturday morning and Monday evening, the Washington, D.C. local government remained open using funds granted by a 2017 provision introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the District’s nonvoting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. The provision,[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Confederate Statues, Memorials in DC Scrutinized

Confederate Statues, Memorials in DC Scrutinized

Joe Egler is a staff writer for The Hoya Following renewed scrutiny over memorials to Confederate leaders in Washington, D.C., federal and local officials are pushing for the removal of such monuments from public property. The increased activism coincides with a decision from the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday to[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
Tom Garrett (R-Va.) introduced legislation seeking to weaken D.C. gun control laws March 15.

Congress Looks to Weaken DC Firearm Laws

Republicans in Congress introduced a bill this month to weaken gun control laws in Washington, D.C., sparking criticism from District officials concerned with federal meddling in local policies. Freshman Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) introduced legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives to weaken D.C.’s gun regulations March 15.[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Officials Push For Statehood, Budget Autonomy

DC Officials Push For Statehood, Budget Autonomy

In the latest of a series of actions to foster statehood for Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) called for a November citywide vote to make D.C. the nation’s 51st state in a speech delivered on Emancipation Day, on April 16. Despite progress in District independence, including a March 18[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Georgetown Against Gun Violence President Emma Iannini (SFS ’16), center, addresses Tuesday’s Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Generation Progress rally.

GAGV Rallies on Capitol Hill

Four members of Georgetown Against Gun Violence participated in a rally and press conference co-sponsored by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Generation Progress on the Capitol’s West Lawn on Oct. 6. GAGV co-founder Sarah Clements (COL ’18) of Newtown, Conn., said the rally was a reaction to[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Push for DC Autonomy Hits Roadblocks

The campaign for D.C. statehood saw immense progress in the past months — including the first U.S. Senate committee hearing on the issue in over 20 years — but the possibility of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state is still just a conversation. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.),[Read More…]

Obama Budget Offers DC Greater Autonomy

President Barack Obama’s proposed $4 trillion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which was released Monday, included provisions to remove restrictions on marijuana legalization and abortion services in the District, supporting greater budgetary and legislative autonomy for D.C. The congressional omnibus spending bill, passed in December, restricted D.C. officials from[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Congress Reviews Initiative 71

Congress Reviews Initiative 71

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) sent Initiative 71, the ballot initiative to legalize the possession and cultivation of marijuana approved by voters in November, to the United States Congress on Tuesday, beginning a 30-day congressional review period. Congress, according to the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 1973,[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Congressional Spending Bill Blocks DC Marijuana Legalization

The Congressional spending bill released yesterday night includes a provision to prevent the implementation of Initiative 71, which would legalize marijuana in the District. “None of the funds contained in this Act may be used to enact any law, rule or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top