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Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton: “I do not believe that any member of Congress wants to shut down the D.C. government … due to a purely federal matter.” (The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's non-voting member of Congress (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, (D-D.C.), was one of several dignitaries in attendance at the Japanese Stone Lantern lighting ceremony at the Tidal Basin in Northwest on Sunday, April 6. Khalid Naji-Allah /Special to The Washington Times

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Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, (D-D.C.), was one of several dignitaries in attendance at the Japanese Stone Lantern lighting ceremony at the Tidal Basin in Northwest on Sunday, April 6. Khalid Naji-Allah /Special to The Washington Times

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**FILE** Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's non-voting member of Congress (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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"[T]he NRA and their acolytes underestimate our residents if they think this city will tolerate autocratic rule from Congress," said Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, District Democrat, in response to a bill that would do away with D.C.'s ban on semiautomatic rifles and gut other gun restrictions. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

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Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, speaks to the Homeless and elderly guests as they make their way into the dining room of the Feast of Sharing, to receive a free hot Thanksgiving meal at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, DC., Wednesday, November 27, 2013. (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Eleanor Holmes Norton (right), a non-voting delegate for the District of Columbia in the House of Representatives, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 29, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's non-voting member of Congress (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier (center), flanked by D.C. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (left) and Mayor Vincent Gray, briefs reporters on the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington on Sept. 16, 2013. (Associated Press)

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District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier (center), flanked by D.C. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (left) and Mayor Vincent Gray, briefs reporters on the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington on Sept. 16, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's non-voting member of Congress (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's non-voting member of Congress (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's non-voting member of Congress (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People had to wait in long security lines to enter the Lincoln Memorial grounds for Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, waits that spurred an angry Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton to send a letter about the "massive failure" to the head of the Secret Service about "a breakdown that was entirely unnecessary." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Eleanor Holmes Norton (right), a non-voting delegate for the District of Columbia in the House of Representatives, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 29, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Eleanor Holmes Norton (right), a non-voting delegate for the District of Columbia in the House of Representatives, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 29, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Eleanor Holmes Norton (right), a non-voting delegate for the District of Columbia in the House of Representatives, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 29, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton: “I do not believe that any member of Congress wants to shut down the D.C. government … due to a purely federal matter.” (The Washington Times)