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H.R. 281: District of Columbia Prosecutor Home Rule Act of 2021

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To assign the responsibility for conducting prosecutions for violations of the laws of the District of Columbia to the head of a local prosecutor's office designated under local law of the District of Columbia.

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Sponsor and status

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Sponsor. Representative for the District of Columbia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Jan 12, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 12, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 12, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Norton Highlights Her Free & Equal D.C. Series of Bills
    — Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC] (Sponsor) on Feb 14, 2022

Norton Introduces Bill to Make D.C. Eligible for Two Transportation Programs
    — Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC] (Sponsor) on Dec 7, 2021

Norton to Introduce Legislation to Repeal Government Accountability Offices Authority Over D.C.
    — Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC] (Sponsor) on Nov 29, 2021

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Jan 12, 2021

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H.R. 281 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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