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Chairman Nadler Condemns Trump Administration Plan to Gut a Key Federal Nondiscrimination Protection

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s plan to add a religious exemption to Executive Order 11246, gutting critical federal nondiscrimination protections: “Today, the Trump Administration once again demonstrated its hostility towards LGBTQ Americans, minorities, and women by announcing its in... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Subcommittee Hearing on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement at a Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act: “Thank you, Chairman Cohen, for calling this important hearing. This year, we marked the 400th anniversary ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement for the markup of H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act: “H.R. 35, the ‘Emmett Till Antilynching Act,’ is long-overdue legislation that would explicitly designate lynching as a hate crime under federal law. “The term ‘lynching’ has most often been used to characterize premeditated ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment: "Thank you Chairman Cohen for convening this critical hearing. "The first version of the Equal Rights Amendment was proposed nearly one hundred years ago by Alice Paul, who he... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "History and Enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965"

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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 the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "History and Enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965:" "The Voting Rights Act is widely recognized as the crown jewel of our nation’s civil rights laws. Many Members past and present a... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Opening Statement for Hearing on H.R. 1, “For the People Act of 2019”

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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 Committee’s hearing on H.R. 1, the “For the People Act of 2019”, which deals with voting rights, campaign finance, lobbying, and government ethics laws. Below are Chairman Nadler’s remarks, as prepared: “While the specific question before us concerns... Read more »

E-Newsletter: Ending the Government Shutdown

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Ending the Government Shutdown In my view, this is the President’s shutdown of the federal government. He is blackmailing the American people and holding the country hostage in order to build what I believe is an unnecessary and un-American border wall. I stood on the House floor last week to support numerous funding bills that would re-open critical government agencies. Too many Americans are wo... Read more »

E-Newsletter: Holding the Administration Accountable in the Next Congress

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Holding the Administration Accountable in the Next Congress With a new Democratic Majority in the House next year, I believe the American people have made clear that they want to see a government that is being held accountable to our laws and our democratic principles. In my view, Americans are tired of watching the current Majority fail to address real emergencies such as the family separation cr... Read more »

Ranking Member Nadler Sends Letter to DOJ, FBI & DHS Concerning Hate Crimes, White Supremacy & Surveillance of Minority Groups

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray, notifying them of his expectation that they will address unanswered requests that Demo... Read more »

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