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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 »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Evidence of Current and Ongoing Voting Discrimination"

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during a Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "Evidence of Current and Ongoing Voting Discrimination:" "Since the Supreme Court’s disastrous 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which effectively gutted the most critical enforcement provisio... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement at Memphis Field Hearing on "Discriminatory Barriers to Voting"

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Memphis, Tennessee– Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement at a Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties field hearing in Memphis, Tennessee on discriminatory barriers to voting: “I want to begin by thanking the Chairman of the Subcommittee, Mr. Cohen, for welcoming us to Memphis, and for holding this important hearing. It is f... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Subcommittee Hearing on Continuing Challenges to the Voting Rights Act Since Shelby County v. Holder

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement at a Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing with Stacey Abrams, Founder and Chair of Fair Fight Action and former Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia, on "Continuing Challenges to the Voting Rights Act SinceShelby County v. Holder”: "The Votin... Read more »

Chairman Nadler’s Statement at a Field Hearing on Enforcement of the Voting Rights Act in the State of Texas

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Houston, TX– 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 field hearing on voting rights in Houston, Texas: “Thank you, Chairman Cohen, for calling this important field hearing. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is considered by most civil rights advocates the most ef... Read more »

Demanding Justice at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center

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Demanding Justice at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center Rep. Nadler, along with Reps. Velazquez and Maloney, calling on the Bureau of Prisons to protect inmates at the Brooklyn MDC. Last week, I was mortified to read the New York Times story about the inhumane conditions inmates faced at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Inmates at the facility reported no ... Read more »

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