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Rep. Eleanor Norton

Delegate from the District of Columbia’s At-Large District, Democrat

Norton, a Democrat, is the delegate from the District of Columbia and has served since Jan 3, 1991 (next election in 2018).

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 vote in committee but not on the House floor, including not on the final passage of bills. Delegates have a marginalized role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Norton.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Norton has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Norton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Eleanor Norton sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Norton was the primary sponsor of 35 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Norton sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (46%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Health (9%) Taxation (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Norton’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: