WASHINGTON, D.C — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced her guest for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be Hector Rodriguez, founder and chair of Veterans United for D.C. Statehood. Like other members of Congress, Norton is allowed only one guest because of the coronavirus pandemic. There are 30,000 veterans currently living in the nation’s capital, who have served their country in the U.S. military while having no voting representation in Congress.
“I look forward to attending this historic inauguration on Wednesday with my guest, Hector Rodriguez, who founded Veterans United for D.C. Statehood,” Norton said. “Hector served in Vietnam. Since the pandemic has limited all members of Congress to only one guest, I was happy to ask Hector to be my guest. Hector not only served our country without voting representation, he has continued fighting for representation for all veterans and Washingtonians. I will be honored to have Hector as my guest.”