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Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee

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Dear friends, While much of my efforts over the past month have been focused on keeping New Yorkers healthy and safe from the rapid spread of COVID-19 (you can read more about those efforts to protect New Yorkers here), as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee I have a duty to ensure a proper response to the COVID-19 crisis at the national level.I am proud of the work we’ve done to protect vu... Read more »

Rep. Nadler Statement on S. 3201, the Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act

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Rep. Nadler Statement on S. 3201, the Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act On Wednesday, I voted against adoption of S. 3201, the Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act, which the Senate passed on January 16. It is absolutely true that the opioid crisis demands serious and appropriate action to ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during the markup of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019: "H.R. 3884, the 'Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019,' or the 'MORE Act of 2019.' This bill would make three important changes to federal law. ... Read more »

House Judiciary Passes MORE Act to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

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Washington, D.C. –Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, by a vote of 24-10. The MORE Act is one of the most comprehensive marijuana reforms bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress. The MORE Act aims to correct the historical injustices of failed drug policies that have disproportionately impacted communities of... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Announces Markup of the MORE Act

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Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) today announced the Committee will hold a markup on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act), comprehensive legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, reassess marijuana convictions, and invest in local communities.Senator Kamala Har... Read more »

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 »

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