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House GOP Bars Another Woman From Speaking — This Time A Congresswoman

For the second time this year, House Republicans have prevented a woman from testifying before Congress regarding reproductive rights issues. This time, however, the target is a fellow lawmaker, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.). Just months after Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California prevented a female Georgetown University law student from joining an all-male panel on the issue of contraception, another GOP committee chairman won’t allow Norton to testify against a bill which would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
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Local GOP Urges Norton to Work With Congress

United States / Washington D.C. : DCist (4 years ago)

Nice message, terrible timing. Today, the D.C. Republican Party sent a letter to D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton in which it encouraged her "to work with the new Republican Congress, build a working relationship with the new leaders... Read Post

What Norton Would Have Said Had She Been Permitted to Testify at Abortion Hearing

United States / Washington D.C. : DCist (2 years ago)

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton released the testimony she would have given had she been permitted to speak in a hearing on a GOP bill that would prohibit District women from having an abortion after 20 weeks. [ more › ] Read Post

Norton Statement on Demise of D.C. Voting Rights Bill

United States / Washington D.C. : DCist (4 years ago)

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has just released the following lengthy statement on today's sudden announcement that the D.C. House Voting Rights Bill will not come to the floor for a vote this year ... Read Post


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