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Maintaining New York's Progress in the Fight Against COVID19

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Dear Friends, Over the past several weeks, we have seen the worst of America—the continued spread of COVID19, police brutality, and the pain and devastation created by generations of systemic racism, injustice and inequality. But we have also seen the best of our collective spirit, as Americans have come together in peaceful protest and continued, especially here in New York, to work together to c... Read more »

House Passes George Floyd Justice In Policing Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, by a bipartisan vote of 236 to 181. The legislation is the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias to help save lives. Congr... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement, as prepared, on the House floor in support of H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act: "Madam Speaker, the tragic and brutal death of George Floyd has been a wake-up call for millions of Americans. Across the nation and around the world, the streets are lined with prote... Read more »

Ahead of House Vote, Parents of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice & John Crawford Endorse the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice; and John Crawford, Jr., father of John Crawford III, released the following joint statement in support of the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, legislation to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement and build trust between law enforcement and our communities: “The unjust killi... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Opening Statement for Oversight Hearing on Political Interference and Threats to Prosecutorial Independence

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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 on the unprecedented politicization of the Department of Justice under President Trump and Attorney General William Barr: "Last Friday, without explanation, Attorney General William Barr announced that Geoffrey Berman, the United Sta... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Markup of H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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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. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020: "Last week, George Floyd’s brother, Philonise, sat in this room and he told us of the pain he felt watching the video of his brother being killed by a Minneapolis police officer. He ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on Testimony from Former DOJ Official and Subpoenas for Whistleblowers

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued two subpoenas for testimony from two Department of Justice whistleblowers. These individuals—John W. Elias and Aaron S.J. Zelinsky—are prepared to describe the unprecedented politicization of the Department under President Trump and Attorney General William Barr. Mr. Elias and Mr. Zelinsky will be joined by f... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on President Trump's Policing Executive Order

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released a statement on President Trump’s executive order on policing: "Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, comprehensive policing legislation to hold police accountable, end racial profiling, change the culture of law enforcement and empower our communities... Read more »

Nadler, Bass & Cohen Statement on SCOTUS Refusal to Re-examine Qualified Immunity

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-CA), and Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Chair Steve Cohen (D-TN) released the following statement on the Supreme Court's refusal to re-examine the doctrine of qualified immunity: "Today, the Supreme Court refused to re-examine its misg... Read more »

Nadler & Bass Demand Answers on Deployment of BOP Officers in DC Following Peaceful Protests

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) sent a letter to Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director Michael Carvajal condemning the deployment of officers from BOP's Special Operations Response Team (SORT) throughout Washington, D.C. in response to peaceful protests. The Member's are seeking answers on the rationale ... Read more »

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