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ELEANOR NORTON/FACEBOOK | Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton proposed a bill in the House of Representatives endorsing statehood for the District of Columbia.

DC Statehood Endorsement Passes House Along Party Lines

The House of Representatives passed its first-ever endorsement of Washington, D.C. statehood in H.R. 1 with a 234 to 193 vote March 8. Although campaign finances, voting rights and anti-corruption were the primary focuses of the bill, known as the For the People Act, an endorsement for D.C. statehood was[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA | The citizenship question causes census participation rates among minority communities to decline.

Norton Moves to Block Census Question on Citizenship

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill to the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit the U.S. Census Bureau from asking questions regarding citizenship, nationality and immigration status in the 2020 census on March 13. Including the citizenship question on the census will not help enforce civil rights laws,[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments City News, 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
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Norton Moves to End Congressional Review of District Laws

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill allowing the Washington, D.C. Council to pass laws without waiting for review from Congress Jan. 24. Currently, every civil and criminal bill passed by the local government in D.C. must be reviewed by the U.S. Congress before going into effect. During the[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS Beginning with the next contract-holder, the Bureau of Prisons’ residential re-entry management center must accept all high-risk prisoners.

DC Mandates Halfway Houses Accept High-Risk Criminals

Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Hugh Hurwitz mandated that the residential re-entry management center that wins the next five-year contract from the BOP will be required to accept all high-risk prisoners, according to an Oct. 11 news release. The BOP addresses all issues related to the federal[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Norton to Hold Forum On Campus Assault

Delegate Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.C.) will be hosting a panel of officials from various universities in Washington, D.C., to address the prevention of sexual assault on college campuses at American University on Thursday, April 23, but due to a time conflict with a similar Georgetown event, no university representatives will be[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Assessing the DC Drive for Statehood

“No Taxation without Representation!” The very battle cry that once led our great nation, rallying for independence, is now a popular slogan among Washingtonians like me for equal representation in Congress. Sounds good, right? Well, now the slogan that so proudly stands on D.C. license plates is being misused in[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top