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Nadler & Collins Demand Answers from Bureau of Prisons After Epstein’s Death

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Washington, D.C. — Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Doug Collins (R-GA), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, today sent a letter to the Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons, Hugh Hurwitz, to demand answers after Jeffrey Epstein was found dead from an apparent suicide while in custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Ful... Read more »

Congressional Black Caucus and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Respond to DOJ Eric Garner Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As reported by the Washington Post, the Department of Justice has issued its decision to not bring federal charges against any of the police officers involved in the death of Eric Garner. In response, the Congressional Black Caucus Chair, Congresswoman Karen Bass and the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler released the following statement. Eric Garner, whom... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Markup of H.R. 2368, the Supporting and Treating Officers In Crisis Act

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement for the markup of H.R. 2368, the Supporting and Treating Officers In Crisis Act: "H.R. 2368, the "Supporting and Treating Officers In Crisis Act of 2019," would provide important mental health and suicide prevention services to law enforcement officers. "The bill would modify an exist... Read more »

Nadler, Bass & Judiciary Dems Probe DOJ Policing Policies & Handling of Pattern and Practice Investigations Nationwide

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Chairwoman & Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) and several House Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice to probe the handling of consent decrees and pattern and practice complaints, to request communicatio... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Statement on Resignation of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following statementon the resignation of Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen: "Throughout her tenure as Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen consistently refused to take responsibility for her actions. From her cruel an... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Opening Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

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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 Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security hearing on the Violence Against Women Act: “I thank the Chair for holding this important hearing today, and for her leadership in the effort to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. I also want to thank Ms. ... Read more »

Statement of Ranking Member Nadler for the Markup of H.R. 5634, the Medical Cannabis Research Act

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, delivered the following opening remarks during a Judiciary Committee markup of H.R. 5634, the Medical Cannabis Research Act: “Mr. Chairman, although H.R. 5634, the ‘Medical Cannabis Research Act,’ is intended to be a modest, but helpful measure to address certain restrictions on the manufacture of marijuana... Read more »

Nadler, Wyden, Coons, Markey, Booker Ask GAO to Study Commercial and Government Use of Facial Recognition

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Chris Coons, D-Del., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., asked the Government Accountability Office to study both commercial and government use of facial recognition to determine the potential market, uses, and possible abuses of the technology. “Given the recent advances in commerci... Read more »

House Judiciary Dems Demand Answers from DHS & DOJ Following Surge of Immigrant Family Separations at the Border

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) led a letter signed by Democratic Members of the House Judiciary Committee to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Jeff Sessions, to demand that a briefing be provided on the Trump Administration’s implementati... Read more »

Statement of Ranking Member Nadler for the Markup of H.R. 2561, the "POLICE Act"

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, delivered the following opening remarks during the Committee markup of H.R. 2561, the “POLICE Act.” "Mr. Chairman, certainly we must assist our law enforcement officers, who work long hours under stressful and dangerous conditions to protect all of us. However, I cannot support the bill before us today. "H.... Read more »

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