DC Vote Urges Senate To Pass Bipartisan House Amendment

July 14th, 2022

Patrice Snow
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Washington, DC – Late last night on the House floor, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s amendment to give control of the DC National Guard to the District’s mayor, aligning itself with other state jurisdictions, passed in a bipartisan vote. Afterwards, DC Vote’s communications director Patrice Snow released the following statement: 

“We applaud the House of Representatives for voting and passing Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act last night. Now it’s time for the Senate to do the same and pass the bipartisan amendment so that DC’s National Guard is treated the same as every other National Guard in the country with the sole authority staying with local control to best meet local needs.”