Rep. Eleanor Norton

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

Norton, a Democrat, has been the delegate from the District of Columbia since Jan 3, 1991 (next election in 2016).

The District of Columbia is a territory of the United States. Because it is not a state, it has no senators or representatives in Congress. Instead it sends a delegate to the House of Representatives with essentially no voting privileges. Delegates have a marginal role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.


2015 Report Card

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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:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Norton sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (45%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Health (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Taxation (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Primary Sources

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