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Congressman Nadler Delivers Floor Statement In Support of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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Washington, D.C. —Today, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement on the House floor in support of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would guarantee workplace protections to pregnant workers and provide relief to pregnant workers to whom said protections are not provided: "Pregnancy is not a disability, but sometimes pregnant workers need an easy fix such as a... Read more »

Passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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Dear Friends, For as long as women have been in the workforce, they have been forced to decide between the health of their pregnancy and staying on the job. Pregnant workers are often asked to take on workplace responsibilities that place their safety and the safety of their pregnancy in danger—lifting heavy loads, working extended hours, being exposed to toxic chemicals and substances—and lack th... Read more »

Rep. Nadler Statement on This Week’s House Passage of Key Legislative Priorities

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Washington, D.C. —Today, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement after the House's passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act, H.J. Res 90, the Protecting Your Credit Score Act, the Moving Forward Act, and the Paycheck Protection Program application extension: "This week, the House acted decisively to pr... Read more »

Providing Unemployment Assistance To Those Impacted By The COVID-19 Crisis

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Dear friends, The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has decimated our nation's economy and led to a historic surge in unemployment claims. Independent contractors, gig workers, and self-employed individuals have been hit particularly hard because their income is generally not eligible for unemployment benefits. Understanding the economic reality of the crisis, and hearing from so many of my constitu... Read more »

Reps. Nadler and Sires Lead Letter Urging Financial Assistance for Port Authority

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New York, NY — Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) led a bipartisan group of New York and New Jersey Members in a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) expressing strong support for the Port Authority of ... Read more »

The Heroes Act: Charting a Path Towards Recovery

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Dear friends, The COVID-19 crisis is unlike any that we've ever faced as a nation before. It has roiled our economy, killed tens of thousands, and changed the daily lives of every American. If we hope to adequately respond to a crisis as vast and sweeping as this, we must put forth proposals that are as comprehensive as the pandemic they seek to counter. The Heroes Act, which I proudly sponsored, ... Read more »

Congressman Nadler Floor Remarks Supporting the Heroes Act, H.R. 6800

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 6800, the Heroes Act, which provides meaningful economic relief to millions of Americans, funds efforts to safeguard our elections and reduce stress on our criminal justice system, and delivers needed support to workers battling the virus on the front lines: "I rise today in s... Read more »

Reps. Nadler, Maloney, King and Sen. Duckworth Unveil Legislation to Create Compensation Fund for Essential Workers

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Congressman Peter King (R-NY), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced the introduction of the bipartisan Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act. Modeled after the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), this new fund would provide compensation for injuries to any individual, or their families,... Read more »

Nadler Leads New York Delegation Members in Bipartisan Call for Support of Cultural Sites in Future COVID-19 Legislation

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New York, NY — Today, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) led a bipartisan letter from Members of the New York Congressional delegation to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) requesting that any future COVID-19 response legislation address the needs and priorities of America's cultural sites, many of which call New York home. "Museums, zoos, theaters, and other cultural in... Read more »

Passing Legislation to Help America Recover

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Dear Friends, As you know, this week, Congress passed H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, a bill to provide additional funding for small business programs created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, increase funding for hospitals treating COVID-19 patients, and dramatically increase funding for testing. In the last few weeks, my... Read more »

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