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Eleanor Holmes Norton announces that she will fight for a vote on D.C.'s budget at a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 27.
Eleanor Holmes Norton announces that she will fight for a vote on D.C.'s budget at a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 27.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says she'll be lobbying members of the House from now until Congress reconvenes on Jan. 6 in an effort to regain the District's vote.

Norton has never been a full voting member of the House, but she had been allowed to vote in the House Committee of the Whole in the past. That gave the Democrat the ability to vote on proposed changes to legislation, just not on their passage. Republicans took that ability away in 2011 after gaining control of the House.

A bill giving Norton full voting membership nearly passed in 2010 but was pulled because of a gun amendment.

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