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Chairman Nadler Statement on George Floyd Trial Verdict

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement: “Today, justice was served in Minneapolis. George Floyd’s death at the hands of Derek Chauvin was a horrific act of violence and a shocking abuse of power. Chauvin’s conviction cannot bring Mr. Floyd back, but it can provide a small measure of closure and peace for his family, his community, and all those w... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 40, Legislation to Study and Develop Slavery Reparations Proposals

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act: "H.R. 40, the 'Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act,' is historic legislation that would establish a commis... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Joins Rep. Lieu and Sen. Booker to Introduce Bill to Curb Money Bail

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) joined Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) to announce the reintroduction of the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act. The Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act incentivizes states to move away from a money bail system. Instead, the bill encourages states to replace their existing ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "H.R. 40: Exploring the Path to Reparative Justice in America"

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Washington, D.C. –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 hearing on "H.R. 40: Exploring the Path to Reparative Justice in America": "Today’s hearing on 'H.R. 40: Exploring the Path to Reparative Justice' gives us the opportunity to reflect on the shameful le... Read more »

Nadler, Scott Introduce Legislation to Enforce Civil Rights in Education

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) led House Democrats in introducing the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act (EIEA), legislation to restore the right of students and parents to hold schools accountable for discrimination. The legislation, which passed the House last year, a... Read more »

Committee Chairs Condemn Trump Administration’s Attempt to Gut Civil Rights Act by Issuing Unlawful, Last-Minute Rule

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03), and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) expressed serious concerns about the Trump Administration’s last-minute attempt to repeal anti-discrimination protections. Specifically, the Offi... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Department of Justice Nominees

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on President-Elect Joe Biden nominating Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General; Lisa Monaco for Deputy Attorney General; Vanita Gupta for Associate Attorney General; and Kristen Clarke for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division: “I want to congratulate the slate... Read more »

Nadler & Murphy Introduce Legislation to Restore the DOJ Office for Access to Justice

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) announced the introduction of the Office for Access to Justice Establishment Act of 2020, bicameral legislation to re-establish the Office for Access to Justice within the Department of Justice. The Office for Access to Justice was closed by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Urges Deputy AG Rosen to Halt Remaining Federal Execution Orders

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who is expected to become Acting Attorney General following the departure of Attorney General Barr, requesting that he rescind the execution orders for the three individuals whose executions have been scheduled to take place in January. Full text of the letter ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement in Support of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2020

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement in support of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2020: "Mr. Speaker, I am proud to have introduced H.R. 3884, the 'Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2020,' or the 'MORE Act of 2020.' "This long overdue legislation woul... Read more »

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