Norton to Participate in Hearing Featuring Woman Who Was Barred from Testifying at Last Week's Contraception Hearing

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Norton to Participate in Hearing Featuring Woman Who Was Barred from Testifying at Last Week's Contraception Hearing  (2012) 
by Eleanor Holmes Norton
Source: Norton to Participate in Hearing Featuring Woman Who Was Barred from Testifying at Last Week's Contraception Hearing. February 22, 2012. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. norton.house.gov


Norton to Participate in Hearing Featuring Woman Who Was Barred from Testifying at Last Week's Contraception Hearing


HON. ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON

OF WASHINGTON, D.C.
MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 22, 2012

Norton to Participate in Hearing Featuring Woman Who Was Barred from Testifying at Last Week's Contraception Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who last week cited committee rules in an attempt to hear testimony from the proposed Democratic witness at a contraceptive hearing, will get to hear that witness tomorrow. She will participate in a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing to give Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who was barred from testifying at last week’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on President Barack Obama’s compromise on contraception coverage, a chance to give the testimony she had prepared for that hearing. The hearing will take place tomorrow, February 23, 2012 at 10 a.m. in 234 Cannon House Office Building, and will be attended by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of the House Democratic Caucus.

“Sandra was ready to go last week as the Democrats’ only witness in what was going to be a lopsided hearing anyway, but the committee would not let her tell her compelling story,” Norton said. “It is a story the country needs to hear.”

Published: February 22, 2012

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