Eleanor Holmes Norton

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Marijuana Decriminalized in D.C. For Now

A new law takes effect Thursday that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana in the nation’s capital.

07/16/2014

D.C.'s plans to decriminalize marijuana is being challenged on Capitol Hill. (credit: Stefan Zaklin and ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Moves to Block D.C. Pot Decriminalization

D.C.’s plans to decriminalize marijuana will be challenged on Capitol Hill.

06/25/2014

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Del. Holmes Norton: Handwriting ‘Almost Indelibly on the Wall’ for Redskins

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is celebrating the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s ruling Tuesday, canceling the Redskins’ six federal trademark registrations (pending the appeal process), a decision reached over the name’s “disparaging” nature.

06/18/2014

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Norton To Warn Congress About Interfering With D.C.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants Congress to know that it wouldn’t be wise to interfere in local District of Columbia affairs during the budget process.

05/19/2014

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Members of Congress Compare Donald Sterling Comments to Redskins Name

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton are pointing to the NBA’s quick handling of Donald Sterling to question why the NFL hasn’t forced the Redskins to change their name.

04/30/2014

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Congresswoman Wants Upgrades to D.C.’s Golf Courses

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says the public golf courses in the nation’s capital are in desperate need of an upgrade.

04/07/2014

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D.C. Council OKs Creating City Scholarship Program

The D.C. Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a new program that would help low-income families pay for college.

02/04/2014

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Norton Again Warns D.C. Council About Tuition Grants

D.C.’s delegate to Congress is once again warning the D.C. Council that approving an ambitious college scholarship program would endanger a popular federal program that helps city residents pay for college.

02/03/2014

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Norton Introduces Bill to End Congressional Review of DC Laws

District of Columbia leaders are pushing on several fronts for Congress not to have any say over the city’s local budget. The district’s delegate to Congress wants the same freedom granted to the rest of the city’s laws.

01/07/2014

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Norton, Cummings to Attend Mandela Memorial in South Africa

Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia will be part of the Congressional delegation attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa.

12/09/2013

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