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“a significant step forward in our efforts to unlock the full potential of the RFK Campus”


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From the Mayor’s Office last night:

“Following the House passage of the D.C. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus Revitalization Act (H.R. 4984), Mayor Muriel Bowser released the following statement:

“Tonight’s vote was a significant step forward in our efforts to unlock the full potential of the RFK Campus — for our residents and visitors, the community, and DC’s Comeback. H.R. 4984 received overwhelming, bipartisan support and we want to thank House Oversight Chair James Comer, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and all of the co-sponsors for championing this legislation. We look forward to working with the Senate to swiftly advance this legislation.”

From the Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton:

“The House today passed a bipartisan bill by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Chair James Comer (R-KY) to direct the federal government to transfer administrative jurisdiction over the RFK Stadium campus to D.C. for up to 99 years, allowing D.C. to use the land for stadium redevelopment, commercial and residential development, or other public purposes. Norton previously introduced legislation to allow the federal government to sell the land, which at 174 acres is the largest unused track of land in the District, to D.C. for fair market value.

This is the first time any version of the legislation has been considered on the House floor.

“I’m pleased that the House passed my bipartisan bill with Chairman Comer to allow local D.C. to redevelop the RFK Stadium campus,” Norton said. “During my tenure in Congress, I’ve worked to transfer control of underused federal land in the District to local D.C. so it can be put to productive use. Thank you to Chairman Comer for your partnership on this important issue.”

Throughout her congressional career, Norton has prioritized transferring federal land to D.C., bringing much-needed space to the District for development.”

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