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Democratic Representative (DC-Delegate):
Eleanor Holmes Norton on the Issues

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Abortion

  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Budget & Economy

  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Civil Rights

  • Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice. (Jan 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 67% by the HRC, indicating a mixed record on gay rights. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Supported legislation on violence against women & safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports ERA and comparable work pay rules for women. (Jul 1999)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Corporations

No stance on record.

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Crime

  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Drugs

  • Establish drug testing standards for major league sports. (May 2005)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Education

  • Supported funding for teacher training & other initiatives. (Jul 1999)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Energy & Oil

  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Environment

  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Families & Children

  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
  • Supported funding child care, child health, & child housing. (Jul 1999)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Foreign Policy

  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Urge China to respect religious freedom. (Mar 2001)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Free Trade

  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Government Reform

  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Health Care

  • Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention. (Jan 2001)
  • More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs. (Jan 2001)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
  • Supported funding women's health needs. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding older women's health. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding Prenatal and Postpartum Care. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding Family and Children's Coverage. (Jul 1999)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Homeland Security

  • Give higher priority to rail security. (Jul 2005)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Immigration

No stance on record.

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Jobs

  • Require full disclosure of outsourced employees. (Feb 2001)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Principles & Values

  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Congressional Black Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Reject Bush's Florida electors due to election fraud. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Social Security

  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Tax Reform

  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Tax incentives for education, new schools, & families. (Jul 1999)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on War & Peace

  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)

Eleanor Holmes Norton on Welfare & Poverty

  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)