Eleanor Holmes Norton

non-voting Delegate to the United States Congress for the District of Columbia

Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is a member of the United States House of Representatives but is not a full voting member. She is a Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia, a position which carries more limited voting powers compared to full House members.

Eleanor Holmes Norton


  • Congressman David Dreier: Will the gentlewoman yield?
    Norton: I will not yield, sir! The District of Columbia has spent two hundred and six years yielding!

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