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Repairing America’s Broken Cannabis Laws with the MORE Act

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Dear Friends, The House passed the MORE Act by a vote of 228 to 164. Repairing America’s Broken Cannabis Laws with the MORE Act For the minority communities that have borne the heaviest cost of the war on Cannabis, our justice system has been anything but just. Not only have Black and Brown Americans been arrested at higher rates and sentenced to longer sentences than their White counterparts, th...

Passing the Updated Heroes Act

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Dear Friends, Working in Washington to advance key Heroes Act priorities As our country continues to weather the COVID19 crisis, families across America are struggling to make ends meet—delivering federal support so that rent checks can be paid and food put on the table has never been more important. Unfortunately, while House Democrats first passed the Heroes Act on May 15th, the Republican-cont...

Passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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Dear Friends, For as long as women have been in the workforce, they have been forced to decide between the health of their pregnancy and staying on the job. Pregnant workers are often asked to take on workplace responsibilities that place their safety and the safety of their pregnancy in danger—lifting heavy loads, working extended hours, being exposed to toxic chemicals and substances—and lack th...

Demanding an Investigation Into Horrifying Reports of ICE's Inhumane Treatment of Immigrants

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Dear Friends, This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General received a horrifying whistleblower complaint about cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants detained at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. The report outlined multiple abuses of immigration women, including mass hysterectomies seemingly performed without the ...

Bringing Attorney General Barr Before the House Judiciary Committee

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Dear Friends, This past week—which included two significant House Judiciary hearings and House Democrats efforts to advance a new federal relief package to help those impacted by COVID-19—was an especially active one. Read more about what happened this week and what I hope to accomplish in weeks to come. Congressman Nadler questioning Attorney General William Barr Bringing Attorney General Barr B...

Advancing Judiciary Committee Priorities

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Dear Friends, The House Judiciary Committee has been working tirelessly over the past several weeks, passing numerous bills through the House and marking up others that continue our commitment to defending the Constitution, American values, and the rule of law. Read more about our recent legislative accomplishments and our coming priorities. Passing the NO BAN Act Rep. Nadler speaking in support ...

Remembering Congressman John Lewis

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Dear Friends, These have been a busy few weeks in Washington, filled with legislative action, appropriations, and the loss of a legendary leader in Congressman John Lewis. I am proud of the bills that the House passed, many of which deliver needed funds and programs to New York City, and wanted to share with you my thoughts on some of these priority issues. Remembering John Lewis Standing alongsi...

Ensuring the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Becomes Law

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Dear Friends, George Floyd's murder at the end of May was but another in a long list of black lives lost to police brutality. The protests that followed—weeks of sustained, nationwide anger, with millions of voices joining into one to demand deep-seated, systemic changes to American policing—made it very clear that meaningful action needed to be taken. The House's legislative response to the scour...

Maintaining New York's Progress in the Fight Against COVID19

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Dear Friends, Over the past several weeks, we have seen the worst of America—the continued spread of COVID19, police brutality, and the pain and devastation created by generations of systemic racism, injustice and inequality. But we have also seen the best of our collective spirit, as Americans have come together in peaceful protest and continued, especially here in New York, to work together to c...

Providing Unemployment Assistance To Those Impacted By The COVID-19 Crisis

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Dear friends, The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has decimated our nation's economy and led to a historic surge in unemployment claims. Independent contractors, gig workers, and self-employed individuals have been hit particularly hard because their income is generally not eligible for unemployment benefits. Understanding the economic reality of the crisis, and hearing from so many of my constitu...

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