Posts Tagged ‘Eleanor Holmes Norton’

Del. Norton Introduces Bill to Strip NFL of Tax-Exempt Status Over Washington Football Team Name

A similar bill has already been introduced in the Senate.

D.C. Marijuana and Gun Laws Safe in House Spending Bill

Congress won't use the federal appropriations process to block marijuana decriminalization and overturn the District's gun laws, after all.

TSA Agents to Be Trained to Recognize D.C. IDs

File this under small victories: Transportation Security Agents will now be trained to recognize District IDs and, more importantly, recognize them as valid forms of identification. TSA says the three D.C. licenses currently in circulation will be part of the daily transportation security officers' shift briefings, according to a press release from Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, [...]

Capitol Hill’s Most Beautiful People Celebrate Beauty, Beautifully

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton's legislative associate Jason Spear arrived at work Tuesday as usual. And then around 9:30 a.m., Norton called him into her office to congratulate him on being named one of The Hill's "50 Most Beautiful People"—an honor that's purportedly based solely on style and physical appearance, and which is moderately noteworthy in select Washington spheres.
"She said, 'Oh, you didn't [...]

Kentucky Paper Slams Rep. Massie and Sen. Paul for Interfering with D.C. Gun Laws

It's no surprise that D.C. residents aren't fans of Republican Rep. Thomas Massie and Sen. Rand Paul meddling with local D.C. laws. But the two aren't getting much love from a home state newspaper, either.
Louisville's Courier-Journal's editorial board published a piece Thursday slamming their representatives for introducing amendments in their respective chambers that would gut D.C.'s gun laws. The piece points [...]

The Pyramid of Congressional Mischief

It’s been quite a summer for the District’s congressional overlords. Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) wants to nip the District’s marijuana decriminalization law in the bud, while Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) both want to eliminate the District’s gun laws.
But with so many meddling members of Congress, it can be hard to [...]

The Needle: Ride Round and Round

YOLO: This Virginia man successfully (?) hit all 86 Metro stations on his day off, a mission that took him 19 hours and cost $70. +1
Pigskins Predictions: Sports Illustrated's Peter King believes the Washington football team will have a new name by 2016. +3

Norton To Meet With TSA Officials to Explain that D.C. Licenses are Real

D.C.-issued drivers licenses have had a rough couple of weeks. There was the D.C. man who was prevented from buying booze in New Hampshire because he didn't have a state-issued ID. And then a journalist was stopped by a Transportation Security Administration agent at airport security in Orlando, Fla., who said his D.C. ID wasn't valid (and didn't [...]

Why Rep. José Serrano Is D.C.’s Staunchest Defender in Congress

D.C.'s love for Democrat Rep. José Serrano of New York is nothing new. In 2010, he was on the receiving end of a ceremonial resolution from the D.C. Council after he unsuccessfully proposed ending Congress' control over the District's budget. In 2013, he received a "Champion of Democracy" award at DC Vote's annual gala. Serrano is his party's [...]

Rep. Thomas Massie Says He Wants To Show His Kentucky Constituents He’s Pro-Gun

Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky figures Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will likely block the amendment he tacked onto an appropriations bill to decimate D.C.'s gun laws once it gets out of the House. But Massie opted to introduce it anyway. After all, he says, his constituents elected him as a pro-Second Amendment candidate, and he needs [...]

Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie Keeps Pushing to Gut D.C.’s Gun Laws

It took him two attempts, but this morning a Republican House member from Kentucky got what he wanted and successfully attached an amendment that would gut D.C.'s gun laws to a $21.3 billion spending bill.
Rep. Thomas Massie's amendment to the financial services and general government appropriations bill states that the District government is prohibited from spending any of its money on [...]

Another Congressman Tried to Mess With D.C. Gun Laws on the House Floor

The District has had a rough couple of weeks trying to rebuff attempts by officials from outside the District trying to screw with happenings inside the District. There's Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, who wants to block funding for D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization law. And then Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who wants to gut the city's strict gun laws.
Last night on [...]

The Needle: The Members of Congress Among Us

 
Above the Traffic: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton sent a letter to the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) asking it to get a plan together to address traffic congestion in front of Union Station because her office has received complaints "from residents, Members of Congress, congressional staff and bus companies that they are missing trains or having to [...]

Hey Rand Paul, D.C. Would Only Have the Nation’s Highest Murder Rate If It Were a State

The unrepresented people of D.C. have a new member of Congress who's interested in running our local government: Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky introduced an amendment Tuesday that would  repeal D.C.'s current semiautomatic handgun ban and gun registration requirements. The amendment was tacked on to the Senate's bipartisan Sportsmen Act, which, in part, would ease hunting and fishing [...]

The Needle: Look at Him Now

 
Still Not Over: Chris Brown rejected a plea deal on his misdemeanor assault charges in D.C. Court today, which means this still isn't over and there could be a trial in D.C. -4
Pony Up: Increased Metrorail and bus fares go into effect on Sunday. Metrorail fares will increase an average of 3 percent, or 10 cents per trip, [...]

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