Norton, a Democrat, is the delegate from the District of Columbia and has served since Jan 3, 1991. Norton is next up for reelection 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.
Read our 2016 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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.
Eleanor Norton sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation
- Member, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
- Member, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
- House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Norton was the primary sponsor of 36 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2989: 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
- H.R. 3902 (112th): District of Columbia Special Election Reform Act
- H.R. 2297 (112th): To promote the development of the Southwest waterfront in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
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).
Norton sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (45%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Health (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Taxation (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)
Some of Norton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4599: To redesignate Rock Creek Park in the District of Columbia as Rock Creek ...
- H.R. 4470: Reducing Long-Term Unemployment Act
- H.R. 4469: To amend title 40, United States Code, to permit commercial filmmaking and photography ...
- H.Res. 611: Recognizing the denial of full voting rights in Congress for veterans and their ...
- H.R. 4194: To direct the Mayor of the District of Columbia to establish a District ...
- H.Res. 598: Recognizing the life and legacy of Isaac “Ike” Fulwood, Jr., Police Chief for ...
- H.R. 4195: Congress Leads by Example Act of 2017
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