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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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