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D.C. Mayor, Delegate Expected To Protest Vote Removal

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D.C.'s new mayor, Vincent Gray, is expected to join D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning to protest an effort by Congressional Republicans to reduce Norton's role in the House.

Gray and Norton are expected to speak out about proposed House rules removing the delegate's vote when the House meets as the Committee of the Whole. That's been the only time Norton has been able to vote on the House floor -- and it has allowed her to weigh in on amendments to tax and spending bills.

Norton's ability to cast votes in the Committee of the Whole has been upheld in federal court. But Republican leaders have eliminated that power in the past. Democrats restored it in 2007.

Norton says there was what she called "fresh outrage" in the District when residents heard of the rules being proposed for the new Congress.

The package is expected to be considered Wednesday.


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