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Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "The Administration of Bail by State and Federal Courts: A Call for Reform"

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement for the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearing on "The Administration of Bail by State and Federal Courts: A Call for Reform": "I thank the Subcommittee Chair, Representative Karen Bass, for conducting this hearing on the important topic of bail refo... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Lauds Passage of the Debbie Smith Act, Calls on Senate to Take Up VAWA

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Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) praised the second House passage of H.R. 777, the bipartisan Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019, which passed by a vote of 402 to 1. The Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019 reauthorizes the Debbie Smith Act and the Debbie Smith Backlog Grant program for an additional five years, through FY 2024. The bill ensures... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 777, the Debbie Smith Act of 2019

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 777, the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019: “I rise in strong support of H.R. 777, the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019. The Debbie Smith Act, named for a courageous woman who has fought for the rights of survivors of sexual assault... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement at Oversight Hearing on the Bureau of Prisons and Implementation of the First Step Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearing on oversight of the Bureau of Prisons and implementation of the First Step Act: “I thank our Crime Subcommittee Chair, the Gentlelady from California, Ms. Bass, for holding this hearing today to carry out... Read more »

Nadler, Velázquez Statement on DOJ IG Report on MDC Brooklyn

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Inspector General (IG) of the Justice Department issued a “Review and Inspection of Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn Facilities Issues and Related Impact on Inmates” in response to a request from House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), who were joined by colleagues from the House and Senate, to the IG on February... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a hearing on policing practices: “Today’s hearing furthers our Committee’s longstanding commitment to conducting meaningful oversight of state and federal law enforcement, as initiated by former Chairman Goodlatte and his establishment of the bipartisan Policing Strateg... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 4018

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks for the markup of H.R. 4018, a criminal justice reform bill regarding elderly offenders: “H.R. 4018 is a modest, but important, bill to address an inadvertent drafting error in the Second Chance Act that has prevented elderly and terminally ill offenders who qualify for early ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on NYPD Commissioner Decision to Fire Officer Responsible for Eric Garner's Death

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New York, N.Y. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on the New York City Police Department Commissioner's decision to fire the officer responsible for Eric Garner's death: "The justice system and Department of Justice have failed Eric Garner and his family. It is long past time for the officer who caused Eric Garner's death to be held accounta... Read more »

Nadler Response to NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Trials Recommendation that Officer Responsible for Death of Eric Garner Be Fired

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New York, N.Y. — Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) issued the following statement in response to the New York Police Department (NYPD) Deputy Commissioner of Trials' recommendation that officer Daniel Pantaleo, who used an illegal chokehold leading to the death of Eric Garner, be fired: "The recommendation by the Deputy Commissioner of Trials to fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the reckles... Read more »

Nadler, Bass, Jackson Lee & Scanlon Demand Information from AG Barr on Policies that Prevent Human Trafficking Survivors from Accessing Funds to Clear Criminal Records

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Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Crime Subcommittee Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and House Judiciary Vice Chair Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), sent a letter to the Department of Justice demanding information regarding the Department’s policies that prohibit the use of grant funding for survivors of human trafficking to... Read more »

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