D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
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A top House Republican pressed Thursday for the continuation of a school voucher program in D.C., citing participating students' academic success.
The office of D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, ranking member of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, announced on Jan. 13 that Norton had requested a National Transportation Safety Board staff briefing, which took place that day, and a regional member briefing, which will take place Jan. 21, on the Jan. 12 Metro incident.
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.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton recently introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives marking Saturday, July 26 as National Dance Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.