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Ranking Member Nadler Opening Statement for the House Judiciary Committee Markup of H.R. 8296, The GAO Database Modernization Act

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Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, for the House Judiciary Committee Markup of H.R. 8296, "The GAO Database Modernization Act": "Mr. Chairman, the GAO Database Modernization Act would amend the Congressional Review Act to require federal agencies to report to the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, certain information about agency rul...

Ranking Member Nadler Opening Statement for the House Judiciary Committee Markup of H.R. 7909, the "Violence Against Women by Illegal Aliens Act"

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Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, for the House Judiciary Committee Markup of H.R. 7909, the "Violence Against Women by Illegal Aliens Act": "Mr. Chairman, here we are again marking up a bill that is another attempt by the majority to scapegoat and fearmonger about immigrants. Despite its title, this bill will impact not only those ...

Ranking Member Nadler Opening Statement for the House Judiciary Committee Markup of H.R. 1398, the “Protect America’s Innovation and Economic Security from CCP Act”

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Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, for the House Judiciary Committee Markup of H.R. 1398, the “Protect America’s Innovation and Economic Security from CCP Act”: "Mr. Chairman, in 2018 the Trump Justice Department launched what it called the “China Initiative”. While it was ostensibly designed to counter efforts by the Chinese governm...

Leading the Fight Against Antisemitism

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Dear Friends, Over the past few weeks, I've heard from many of you concerned about the troubling rise of antisemitism across our nation. As the most senior Jewish Member of Congress, I take my responsibility to protect the Jewish community—and those of all faiths—from hateful rhetoric seriously. I'm concerned, however, that the approach conservatives are taking to counter these attacks fails to me...

Nadler Votes Against Another Cynical, Partisan Attempt to Politicize U.S.-Israel Relationship

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the most senior Jewish Member of the House of Representatives, issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 8369, the Israel Security Assistance Support Act: "Today I voted against H.R. 8369, Israel Security Assistance Support Act, yet another cynical partisan attempt to politicize the U.S.-Israel relationship. "As a lifelong Zionist and deeply...

Ranking Member Nadler Opening Statement for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government Hearing on “Antisemitism on College Campuses”

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Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government Hearing on “Antisemitism on College Campuses”: "Mr. Chairman, I have devoted much of my life to combatting antisemitism, and I am as attuned as anyone to threats and bigotry aimed at Jewish people. I will take lectures f...

Ranking Member Nadler Floor Statement on H. Res. 1210, "Condemn Biden Border Crisis and Impact on Law Enforcement"

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Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement on the House Floor, as prepared, in opposition to H. Res. 1210, "Condemn Biden Border Crisis and Impact on Law Enforcement": "M_. Speaker, my Republican colleagues like to talk a big game when it comes to immigration and border security. They have a long list of grievances against the Biden Administration and a lot of to...

Nadler Criticizes the City, State and Port Authority's Short-Sighted Decision to Divest from the Red Hook Container Port

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-12) issued the following statement in response to the City, State, and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's decision to divest from the Red Hook Container Port: "I have been an advocate and a supporter of the Port of New York and New Jersey for more than forty years. Red Hook is the only remaining container port facility on the eastern side of the Hudso...

Ranking Member Nadler Opening Statement for House Judiciary Markup of H.R. 354, the "LEOSA Reform Act"

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Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, for the House Judiciary Markup of H.R. 354, the "LEOSA Reform Act" "Mr. Chairman, the LEOSA Reform Act would remove critical gun safety protections from the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act, or LEOSA, which became law in 2004. To understand just how problematic this bill is, it is helpful to revis...

Ranking Member Nadler Opening Statement for House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Hearing on “Intellectual Property: Enforcement Activities by the Executive Branch”

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Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Hearing on “Intellectual Property: Enforcement Activities by the Executive Branch”: "Mr. Chairman, intellectual property in the United States, at its core, is the right to own an idea. The power of IP is not in t...

Ranking Member Nadler Opening Statement for House Judiciary Committee Hearing on "Victims of Violent Crime in Philadelphia"

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Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, for the House Judiciary Committee field hearing on "Victims of Violent Crime in Philadelphia": "Mr. Chairman, today, the Majority has insisted that we go to Philadelphia, the fourth stop in a tour of cities that Republicans have selected as they try to distract from the fact that they have no meanin...

Ranking Member Nadler Floor Statement on H.R. 6090, the “Antisemitism Awareness Act of 2023”

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Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement on the House Floor, as prepared, in opposition to H.R. 6090, the “Antisemitism Awareness Act of 2023”: "Mr. Speaker, I have devoted much of my life to combatting antisemitism, and I am as attuned as anyone to threats and bigotry aimed at Jewish people. I will take lectures from no one about the need for vigorous efforts ...

Ranking Member Nadler Opening Statement for House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Federal Government Surveillance Hearing on “Overreach: An Examination of Federal Statutory and Regulatory Crimes”

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"Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for convening this important hearing. Roughly a decade ago, we learned through this Committee’s bipartisan Overcriminalization Task Force—of which I was a member—that there are simply too many federal criminal laws on the books, that their reach is often too broad, and that too many individuals are jailed for far too long because of them. For too long, Congress—under both...

Representatives Nadler, Espaillat and Goldman Condemn Antisemitism and Targeting of Jewish Students at Columbia University

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Today, Representatives Jerry Nadler, Adriano Espaillat, and Daniel Goldman issued the following joint statement condemning antisemitism on the campus of Columbia University: “Over the past week, we’ve witnessed what could be legitimate debate venture into dangerous antisemitic rhetoric, attacks and intimidation on Columbia University’s campus. We are united in our strong condemnation of the antise...

Congressman Nadler Statement on House Passage of the Foreign Security and Humanitarian Aid Funding Package

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement after House passage of the foreign security and humanitarian aid funding package: "I proudly voted in favor of crucial assistance for our democratic allies—Israel, Ukraine, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, as well as vital humanitarian assistance for Gaza and other vulnerable populations. The United States' support for the secu...

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