Eleanor Holmes Norton

  • GSA’s New Tool For Getting Your Agency Space

    Your agency’s work space was most likely acquired for the government by the General Services Administration. One tool GSA has to obtain space is the National Broker Contract. The House Transportation Subcommittee on Economic Development,…

  • House lawmakers uneasy about hiring reforms

    Senate passes a bill that calls for many of the same changes the administration is asking for. House committee wants more answers about how the reforms would affect the hiring of veterans. OPM promises more answers in 90 days.

  • Interagency board identifies underused fed buildings

    Congress is holding the government accountable for federal building ownership and leasing. Rep. Holmes Norton is asking GSA for access to excess building data.

  • OMB to flesh out details of civilian BRAC effort

    The administration expects to submit a legislative proposal to Congress by the end of April outlining how they will create a board to improve the process to dispose of excess property. OMB controller Danny Werfel said the White House will follow DoD’s BRAC effort in many ways. Some lawmakers question OMB’s leadership in this effort.

  • Congressional roundtable discusses health care reform – April 6th, 2012

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” U.S. Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, and Donna Christensen, D-Virgin Islands, discuss health care reform in the U.S. as the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, Common Cause President and CEO and former Rep. Bob Edgar, D-Pa., and Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President Vinny DeMarco also join the discussion.

  • Holmes Norton: The GSA problem has been ‘cured’

    As lawmakers gear up for the first of several congressional hearings about the spending scandal at the General Services Administration, District of Columbia delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton told In Depth with Francis Rose that the inspector general and the president have “already cured the problem.”

  • On the show today – April 9

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • On the show today – April 18

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • Denham: GSA must ‘justify their existence’

    Current and former General Services Administration this week faced tough questioning from lawmakers on a $823,000 tab to taxpayers for a 2010 conference in Las Vegas. But this example of lavish spending is only the latest incident in the “horrible track record” at GSA and raises the question if the agency needs to be restructured — or dismantled altogether, argues one lawmaker.

  • Lawmakers putting GSA’s new conference spending rules to the test

    House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee lawmakers were expected to ask the agency’s inspector general to look into the 14th Annual SmartPay conference happening this week in Nashville. GSA says all conferences must go through a multi-step approval process, including those already in the planning stages for 2012 and beyond.