Norton Scores Major Victories For D.C. With $40 Million For DCTAG, No New Anti-Home-Rule Riders In Omnibus Spending Bill


Norton Scores Major Victories for D.C. with $40 Million for DCTAG, No New Anti-Home-Rule Riders in Omnibus Spending Bill

Mar 22, 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) got major wins for the District of Columbia topped by maintaining the record $40 million for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG) in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill last night.  Norton fiercely negotiated to maintain $40 million for DCTAG, a historic increase she has now secured for three years in a row, overcoming only $30 million in the House, Senate and White House’s fiscal year 2018 D.C. appropriations proposals.  At the same time, Norton was able to obtain a bill with no new anti-home-rule riders; the full $150 million …

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