**FILE** Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton share a laugh before a press conference at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 17, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

**FILE** Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton share a laugh before a press conference at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 17, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)