Norton To Speak At Groundbreaking Ceremony For New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, Tomorrow

Norton to Speak at Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, Tomorrow

Feb 12, 2018

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who has been “squirrelling federal funding” for more than 10 years to rebuild the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, will join District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser to speak at the new bridge’s groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, noon, at 1650 South Capitol Street SE.  Norton used her role on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to accumulate the majority federal funding (60 percent) for the bridge during each appropriations cycle.  She thanked her good friend and colleague Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) for helping her get some of the initial funding.  …

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