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Chairman Nadler and Rep. Torres Call on Biden Administration to Invoke the Defense Production Act for Monkeypox Vaccines.

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New York, NY - On Tuesday, Reps. Nadler and Torres led a letter, joined by Democratic Members of the New York City Congressional Delegation, calling on the Biden Administration to invoke the Defense Production Act to expedite the domestic production of monkeypox vaccines. As of August 15, 2022, the CDC has reported 31,799 confirmed cases of monkeypox globally and 11,890 domestic cases. New York St...

Leading the Fight Against Monkeypox

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Currently, more than 6,600 monkeypox infections have been reported in the U.S., and approximately 25 percent of cases have been reported in New York City. It is imperative that the federal government does not make the same mistakes as it did in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Urgent action is needed to mitigate the spread of this virus. It is vital that Americans receive clearer guidance on isol...

Rep. Nadler Co-Leads NYC Delegation Letter to DHS and ICE Chiefs on Recent Transfer of Immigrant Detainees

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), alongside Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) led Democratic members of the NYC delegation in sending a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and ICE Acting Chief Tae Johnson. In the letter, the members request more information to better understand the circumstances around the transfer of more than 60...

Nadler Floor Statement for the Assault Weapons Ban Act

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Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler today delivered the following remarks, as prepared, on the House floor in support of the Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2021 (H.R. 1808): “Today, we take another step to advance historic gun violence prevention legislation. H.R. 1808, the “Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2022,” restores and updates the prior assault weapons ban that kept ...

Protecting Equal Marriage

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Over the past several decades, millions of LGBTQ people in loving and supportive relationships have married and formed families, particularly after the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that the Constitution protects marriage equality. An estimated two million children are being raised by LGBTQ families today. An enormous body of research shows that stable and loving families are the fou...

Reps. Nadler, Cicilline Lead Letter to Biden Admin Urging Additional Funding for Clinics to Address Monkeypox

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and David Cicilline (D-RI), Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, led a group of more than 100 members of Congress in sending a letter to the Biden Administration urging additional funding for sexual health clinics across the country to implement federal monkeypox response efforts. More than 100 organizations endorsed the...

Nadler Opening Statement for Markup on Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler today delivered the following remarks, as prepared, during a markup of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 (H.R. 1808): “Today, we take another step to advance historic gun violence prevention legislation. H.R. 1808, the ‘Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2021,’ restores and updates the prior assault weapons ban that kept weapons of war out...

Nadler Floor Statement for the Respect for Marriage Act

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Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler today delivered the following remarks, as prepared, on the House floor in support of the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 8404): “The “Respect for Marriage Act,” would reaffirm that marriage equality is—and must remain—the law of the land. “Over the past several decades, millions of LGBTQ people in loving and supportive relationshi...

House Passes Nadler’s Respect for Marriage Act

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Washington, D.C. - The House of Representatives today passed the Respect for Marriage Act, H.R. 8404, which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), enshrine marriage equality for the purposes of federal law, and provide additional legal protections from individuals seeking to undermine marriage equality at the state level. This is the first time the Respect for Marriage Act has passed the...

Bipartisan Group Leads Introduction of Respect for Marriage Act

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Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) today announced the introduction of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), enshrine marriage equality for the pur...

House Judiciary Committee to Hold First Markup on Assault Weapons Ban Legislation in Two Decades

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Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler today announced the markup of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 (H.R. 1808) on July 20, 2022. In the last two months alone, four gunmen have killed a combined 42 people with assault weapons—including 19 children in Uvalde, Texas. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and cosponsored by 211 Members of the House,...

Nadler Opening Statement for Hearing on “What’s Next: The Threat to Individual Freedoms in a Post-Roe World”

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Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler today delivered the following remarks, as prepared, during a full committee hearing on “What’s Next: The Threat to Individual Freedoms in a Post-Roe World”: “What is the meaning of freedom in America in 2022? This is the question that we, as a society, must confront today in the wake of the Supreme Court’s appalling decision in D...

Nadler Floor Statement for the Active Shooter Alert Act

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Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler today delivered the following remarks, as prepared, on the House floor in support of the Active Shooter Alert Act (H.R. 6538): “The Active Shooter Alert Act, is bipartisan legislation that would improve the tools available to law enforcement as they respond to the disturbingly frequent threat of active shooters faced by our commu...

Congressman Nadler and House Judiciary Democrats Condemn Supreme Court Decision Eroding Climate Protections and the Rulemaking System

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Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law (ACAL) Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline, and Antitrust, Commercial, and ACAL Subcommittee Vice Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision today in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency: “The Supreme Court’s reckless...

Chairman Nadler Statement for Hearing on "Oversight of Immigrant Military Members and Veterans"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during a Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing on "Oversight of Immigrant Military Members and Veterans:" "Immigrants have served in the U.S. armed forces in every major conflict since the Revolutionary War. Today, there are approximately 45,000 i...

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