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Nadler, Scott Introduce Legislation to Enforce Civil Rights in Education

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) led House Democrats in introducing the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act (EIEA), legislation to restore the right of students and parents to hold schools accountable for discrimination. The legislation, which passed the House last year, a... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Department of Justice Nominees

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on President-Elect Joe Biden nominating Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General; Lisa Monaco for Deputy Attorney General; Vanita Gupta for Associate Attorney General; and Kristen Clarke for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division: “I want to congratulate the slate... Read more »

Nadler & Murphy Introduce Legislation to Restore the DOJ Office for Access to Justice

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) announced the introduction of the Office for Access to Justice Establishment Act of 2020, bicameral legislation to re-establish the Office for Access to Justice within the Department of Justice. The Office for Access to Justice was closed by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Urges Deputy AG Rosen to Halt Remaining Federal Execution Orders

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who is expected to become Acting Attorney General following the departure of Attorney General Barr, requesting that he rescind the execution orders for the three individuals whose executions have been scheduled to take place in January. Full text of the letter ... Read more »

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... Read more »

Nadler, Thompson & Maloney Call for IG Investigation Into Trump Administration Use of Force Against Protestors

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), and Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) condemned the Trump Administration's use of violent tactics against peaceful protestors in Washington D.C., Portland, Oregon, and elsewhere around the country, and demanded that th... Read more »

Nadler, Smith, Thompson Joint Statement on Trump Administration's Action in Portland

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Washington, D.C. – Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, today issued the following statement after the Trump Administration continued to use violent tactics against protestors in Portland, Oregon thro... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement on Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 6172, USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) spoke on the House floor in support of a Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act, which passed the House by a vote of 284-122. Chairman Nadler, the original sponsor of the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act, will serve on the conference committee with the Senate to finalize the legi... Read more »

Rep. Nadler Sends Letter to ICE Demanding End of Transgender Migrant Detention

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Washington, D.C. —Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler joined a group of forty Members of Congress in calling for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release all transgender individuals currently in detention. LGBTQ immigrants are 97 times more likely to be sexually victimized in detention than straight and cis-gender immigrants and at least two transgender women, Roxs... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Announces Next Step in Effort to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced that the House Judiciary Committee would be marking up H.J.Res. 79 to eliminate the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The markup, scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th, represents the next step to clear the path for ratifying the ERA and enshrining equality for both sexes into the U.S. Co... Read more »

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