July 23, 2008-- WASHINGTON (AP) - Eleanor Holmes Norton, Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia, wants Union Station management to come up with a clear policy on photography in the landmark building.
At a congressional hearing Tuesday, Norton said she was disturbed by reported First Amendment violations. Photographers say they have been repeatedly barred by security personnel from taking pictures in the building.
Norton says photos should be allowed unless it can be shown they are a security threat.
David S. Ball, president of Union Station Redevelopment Corp., told Norton he would make it clear to all station personnel that photography is allowed.
Norton requested that station management present an outline of photography policies within 30 days and enforce any new policies within 60 days.