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@ELEANORHOLMESNORTON/TWITTER | A bill introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on March 28 would give Washington, D.C., more control over its judicial system. The bill is Norton's latest effort to grant the District more autonomy.

Norton Moves to Expedite District Judicial Nominations

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D­-D.C.) urged the Senate to address the growing number of vacancies in Washington, D.C. courts and introduced legislation to allow nominees for local D.C. court positions to be seated without a vote of approval from the Senate March 28. Nominees to D.C. court positions must receive[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON FACEBOOK Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton has secured $40 million in funding for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program for the last four years, even as Trump and other members of Congress have tried to decrease or eliminate its funding.

Trump’s Proposed FY 2020 Budget Ends District Tuition Assistance Program

President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 District of Columbia budget, released Monday, threatens to eliminate funding entirely for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program for the second year in a row. The D.C. Tuition Grant Assistance Program provides educational grants for Washington, D.C. residents to attend universities around the country.[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
@ELEANORNORTON/TWITTER | Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced  a bill requiring federal workplaces to set aside non-bathroom space for breastfeeding. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 6.

Bill Requiring Federal Buildings to Designate Breastfeeding Spaces Passes House

A bill that mandates federal workspaces to provide a designated nonbathroom space for guests and visitors to pump breast milk passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 6. The bill was introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on Jan. 30 and is the second breastfeeding-specific bill to ever pass[Read More…]

by February 13, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Congresswoman Norton Introduces Bill for Local DC Prosecutor

Congresswoman Norton Introduces Bill for Local DC Prosecutor

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill to establish a local prosecutor for Washington, D.C. on Jan. 31 as part of a larger push for autonomy in the District. Currently, federal prosecutors from the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia handle criminal cases in the[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ELIZABETH WARREN | Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), second from left, launched a petition in support of D.C. statehood.

Presidential Candidate Warren Backs DC Statehood

Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) supported statehood for Washington, D.C., in a tweet calling on followers to sign her petition to make D.C. the fifty-first state Jan. 28. Warren’s petition for D.C. statehood comes on the heels of her Dec. 31 launch of her presidential exploratory committee[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ELEANOR NORTON | Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) endorsed a bill that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. If passed, the legislation would provide D.C. residents with voting representatives in Congress.

Pelosi Among 155 Cosponsors of DC Statehood Bill in House

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democratic leaders endorsed the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which would make D.C. the 51st state in the United States. The District’s non-voting representative in Congress, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), introduced the bill on Jan. 3 with 155[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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
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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 FOR CONGRESS
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