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Chairman Nadler Statement for Oversight Hearing on "Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability"

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during an oversight hearing to examine the crisis of racial profiling, police brutality and lost trust between police departments and the communities they serve: "We are all familiar with the terrifying words 'I can’t breathe.' They were uttered in Minneapolis b... Read more »

TOMORROW: House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on Police Brutality & Racial Profiling

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Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to examine the crisis of racial profiling, police brutality and lost trust between police departments and the communities they serve. On June 8, 2020, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-CA), Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), and House Judiciary Committe... Read more »

Chairs Nadler and Bass, Along With Senators Booker and Harris, Introduce the Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-CA), along with Senators Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), introduced the Justice in Policing Act of 2020,the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement and build trust between law enforcement a... Read more »

Nadler, Grijalva, Smith and Thompson Call for Answers on Trump Administration's Use of Force Against Peaceful DC Protestors

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Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) sent a letter yesterday seeking answers on the Trump Administration's use of tear gas, pepper spray, smoke canisters, stun grenades, and rubber ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on the Passing of Aimee Stephens

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Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement in response to the passing of Aimee Stephens, plaintiff in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral v. EEOC and Aimee Stephens , a Supreme Court case where the Court is expected to rule on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits gender identity discrimination in employment: "I am deeply sadde... Read more »

Fighting for Equal Rights for All Americans

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Fighting for Equal Rights for All Americans Adding the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution is long overdue. The ERA, which guarantees equality under the law regardless of sex, first passed the House in 1972 and included an arbitrary deadline for ratification, which Congress extended once before it expired. In 1982, when the deadline had expired, 35 states had voted in support of ratif... Read more »

Nadler, Velazquez Send Joint Letter to BOP and Warden of MCC Expressing Concerns and Demanding Answers Over Extended Lockdown

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Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) sent a joint letter to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the Warden of the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan responding to reports that the MCC has been in a lockdown for over five days, with inmates’ access to basic hygiene and outside visitation—including legal counsel—being restri... Read more »

Rep. Nadler Floor Statement on H.J. Res. 79

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Today, Rep. Nadler delivered the following statement on the House floor urging the passage of H.J. Res. 79. “M. Speaker, this is long overdue legislation to ensure that the Equal Rights Amendment can finally become the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution. “This year, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Despite the century that has elapsed, our C... Read more »

Rep. Nadler Applauds Virginia's Historic Equal Rights Amendment Ratification Vote

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Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the Virginia General Assembly voted to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), setting the state on the path to become the 38th and final state necessary to ratify the ERA to the Constitution. After the vote, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee Chair on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chair Steve Cohen (D-TN) release... Read more »

Rep. Nadler Applauds Ed & Labor Committee Passage of Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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Washington, D.C. —Today, the Committee on Education and Labor advanced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694), a bipartisan proposal introduced by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) to secure clear and strong protections for pregnant workers. The legislation guarantees pregnant workers’ right to reasonable accommodations–such as extra bathroom breaks, relief from heavy lifting, and other min... Read more »

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