<p>D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton</p>

D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

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Norton Readies for Fight on D.C. Marijuana Legalization Vote

The D.C. Board of Elections certified a pro-marijuana legalization initiative to appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot Wednesday, and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is ready to take on Republican Rep. Andy Harris if he tries to block city residents from taking up the vote.

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Norton Sponsors 'Dance Day' Resolution

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton recently introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives marking Saturday, July 26 as National Dance Day.

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Norton: St. Elizabeths West is Still On

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton announced Thursday that the St. Elizabeths West complex in Southeast is slated to receive a substantial amount of federal funds and the building of the huge project will proceed, contrary to several reports.

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Norton's Racial-Profiling Amendment Passed by House

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton scored a major political victory Monday when she shepherded through the House an amendment to a transportation bill that prevents racial profiling of motorists by law enforcement officials.

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Norton to Defend D.C.'s Decriminalization of Pot

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton said she will defend the city's right to implement a law allowing the decriminalization of marijuana — a battle she didn't foresee but is ready to fight on behalf of "disproportionately" arrested black men.

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Norton Praises Senators for Pro-District Bills

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton commended Democratic Sens. Mark Begich and Thomas Carper on Thursday for introducing two bills that will strengthen the District's quest for self-government.

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Norton Praises United Nations for D.C. Statehood Stance

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton on Friday praised a report from the United Nations' Human Rights Committee that criticized the U.S. government for not granting equal congressional voting rights for District residents.

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Eleanor Holmes Norton Commends Obama's Budget

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) championed President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget released Tuesday because it would grant the District budget and legislative autonomy for the first time, as well as fund programs that she supports.