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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 »

Ranking Member Nadler Sends Letter to Acting AG Whitaker, DHS Secretary Nielsen & FBI Director Wray Giving Notice of Intent to Renew Oversight of Voting Rights and Election Security

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

Ranking Member Nadler Introduces Democracy Restoration Act of 2018 to Restore Voting Rights of Ex-Offenders

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, announced the introduction of the Democracy Restoration Act of 2018, which will clarify and, in some cases, expand the voting rights of people with felony convictions, a critical next step in the criminal justice reform. The legislation, introduced with more than 30 Members including Representatives Sheila ... Read more »

Nadler Statement on SCOTUS Decision Allowing Racial Gerrymandering

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Abbott v. Perez, involving racial gerrymandering in Texas: “On the fifth anniversary of the Shelby County v. Holder decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has again turned a blind eye to minority vote dilution. Despite earlier findings of intentio... Read more »

Top Democrats Respond to Supreme Court Decision in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

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In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Robert A. Brady (D-PA), Ranking Member of the Committee on House Administration, and John Sarbanes (D-MD), Chair of the Democr... Read more »

Nadler Statement on Trump Administration Including Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census: “More than fifty years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, Republicans are still trying to disenfranchise voters and manipulate the process for partisan political advantage. With the rollba... Read more »

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