Norton is the representative from the District of Columbia and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 1991. Norton is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Because the District of Columbia is a territory of the United States, and not a state, its representative in the House of Representatives is a delegate with limited voting privileges — Norton can currently vote in committee and in certain votes on the House floor, but not if their vote would be decisive. Delegates have a marginalized role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Norton.
Norton is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Norton has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 11, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Eleanor Norton sits on the following committees:
Norton was the primary sponsor of 39 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5068 (116th): Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act
- H.R. 866 (116th): Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019
- H.R. 2989 (115th): Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act
- H.R. 4419 (114th): District of Columbia Judicial Financial Transparency Act
- H.R. 3343 (113th): To amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to clarify the rules regarding the determination of the compensation of the Chief Financial Officer of the District ...
- H.R. 2611 (113th): To designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as ...
- H.R. 1246 (113th): District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Vacancy Act
Does 39 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Norton sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (46%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Arts, Culture, Religion (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Law (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)
Some of Norton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3787: To amend title 11, District of Columbia Official Code, to prohibit the exclusion ...
- H.R. 3786: To amend title 28, United States Code, to change the residency requirements for ...
- H.Res. 441: Recognizing on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, the denial of full participation in ...
- H.R. 3531: To authorize the Women Who Worked on the Home Front Foundation to establish ...
- H.R. 3351: To amend title 5, United States Code, to correct a legislative drafting error ...
- H.R. 3212: To provide that an individual who uses marijuana in compliance with State law ...
- H.R. 3061: To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to waive matching requirements for ...
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