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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...

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 ...

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...

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