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Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 1693, the Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law (EQUAL) Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 1693, the Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law (EQUAL) Act: "H.R. 1693, the 'Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law Act' or the 'EQUAL Act,' would eliminate the unjust…

Nadler & Jackson Lee Commend Senate Passage of VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the Senate passed H.R. 1652, the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021, bipartisan and bicameral legislation introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) that supports vital victim service programs by preventing future cuts to already diminished federal victim service grants. The bill passed the House on March 17, 2021…

Nadler, Blumenauer, Lee, Jackson Lee, Jeffries, and Velázquez Reintroduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) reintroduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, one of the most comprehensive marijuana reform bills ever introduced in…

Reps. Nadler, Jeffries, Bacon, Mace & Jackson Lee Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Advance the Goals of the First Step Act

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Washington, D.C. - This week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) joined U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Don Bacon (R-NE), Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to introduce the bipartisan First Step Implementation Act of 2021 to advance the goals of the historic First Step Act. “I’m proud to cosponsor the bipartisan First Step…

Nadler Joins CAPAC Members, Speaker Pelosi at Press Conference Ahead of House Vote on S. 937, the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following remarks, as prepared, at a press conference ahead of the House vote on S. 937, the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act: "I want to begin by thanking Speaker Pelosi for bringing this legislation to the floor, Grace Meng and Don Beyer for introducing the bills that make up today’s legislation,…

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Juvenile Justice Pipeline and the Road Back to Integration"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during a Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearing on "Juvenile Justice Pipeline and the Road Back to Integration:" "Thank you, Chairwoman Jackson Lee, for holding this important hearing on juvenile justice, particularly in the…

Chairman Nadler Statement on George Floyd Trial Verdict

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement: “Today, justice was served in Minneapolis. George Floyd’s death at the hands of Derek Chauvin was a horrific act of violence and a shocking abuse of power. Chauvin’s conviction cannot bring Mr. Floyd back, but it can provide a small measure of closure and peace for his family, his community, and…

Chairman Nadler Joins Rep. Lieu and Sen. Booker to Introduce Bill to Curb Money Bail

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) joined Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) to announce the reintroduction of the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act. The Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act incentivizes states to move away from a money bail system. Instead, the bill encourages states to replace their…

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