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Mayor Bowser and Congresswoman Norton to Host Press Conference with National Organizations to Defend DC Home Rule

Thursday, April 25, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, April 26, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a press conference with a coalition of national and local organizations to protect DC’s local laws during the upcoming fiscal year 2020 federal appropriations process.

Seven riders were included in the House-passed fiscal year 2019 DC Appropriations bill: prohibiting DC from using its local funds on abortions for low-income women, on commercializing recreational marijuana, on carrying out the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act, on carrying out DC’s health insurance mandate law, and on seizing assets to enforce the insurance mandate tax penalty, as well as repealing the Death with Dignity Act and repealing the Local Budget Autonomy Act. All but the abortion and marijuana riders were kept out of the enacted fiscal year 2019 DC Appropriations bill.
Friday, April 26, at 11 am

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Mayor Muriel Bowser
DC Home Rule Coalition

1539 Longworth House Office Building
15 Independence Avenue, SE
*Closest Metro: Capitol South Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).