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Chairman Nadler Statement on the Work of the Judiciary Committee on The Heroes Act

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on the introduction of H.R. 6800, the Heroes Act, a comprehensive bill that responds to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic: "As our nation continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has a duty to meet this unprecedented crisis with a comprehensive response. I... Read more »

Keeping New Yorkers Safe from COVID-19

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Dear friends, The rapidly spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced all of us to make significant changes to our lives as we adjust to social distancing and other preventative measures designed to inhibit the spread of the virus. I have been working hard—both in Washington and at home in New York—to protect Americans’ health and economic wellbeing. Please know that my office is available via pho... Read more »

Rep. Nadler Sends Letter to Gov. Cuomo Requesting Coronavirus-Related Primary Petitioning Changes

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Today, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo requesting changes to the petitioning process for the June 23, 2020 New York State primary. In the letter, Rep. Nadler urged Governor Cuomo to exercise his emergency authority to facilitate submission of petitions by mail and to lower the number of signatures needed to designate petitions, protecting the health and ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement 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. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019: "Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019.H.R. 4 is comprehensive and much-needed legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to its full vita... Read more »

House Passes H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

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Washington, D.C. –Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) of 2019, by a vote of 228-187. The Voting Rights Advancement Act responds to the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision inShelby County v. Holderthat effectively gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act’s most important enforcement mechanism—its preclearance requirement contained in Section 5—which requi... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement 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 a markup of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019: "H.R. 4, the “Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019,” is a comprehensive and much-needed proposal to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in various ways to restore that core civil rights statute to its full ... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Passes H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Judiciary Committee successfully marked-up H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, which finally responds to the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder that effectively gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act’s most important enforcement mechanism—its preclearance requirement contained in Section 5—by striking down the coverage formula th... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Legislative Proposals to Strengthen the Voting Rights Act"

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during a Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "Legislative Proposals to Strengthen the Voting Rights Act:" "Over the past several months, this Subcommittee, under Chairman Cohen, has held a series of hearings examining the state of voti... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Congressional Authority to Protect Voting Rights After Shelby County v. Holder"

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during a Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "Congressional Authority to Protect Voting Rights After Shelby County v. Holder:" "When Congress passed the Voting Rights Act in 1965, it aimed to deliver on what had long been an empty promise to... Read more »

New York Must Seize Campaign Reform Opportunity

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New York Must Seize Campaign Reform Opportunity Rep. Nadler speaking in support of H.R. 1, the For The People Act, which ends the dominance of big money in our politics. This week, I wrote an op-ed in the New York Daily News calling on New York State to take strong steps to address the role of big money in our politics by enacting a publicly-financed, small-donor matching campaign finance system.... Read more »

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