“Norton Proposes Bill to Protect D.C. Courts, CSOSA, and PDS from Federal Government Shutdown”
In an effort to shield crucial agencies during times of federal government shutdowns, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has reintroduced a bill. The proposed bill aims to exempt certain agencies, including the D.C. Courts, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), and the Public Defender Service (PDS), from the impact of such shutdowns. By doing so, Norton hopes to ensure that these essential entities can continue their operations uninterrupted, serving the residents of Washington, D.C. even during times of political impasse. This bill signals Norton’s commitment to protecting the functioning of the local justice system and providing stability in the face of potential government shutdowns.