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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 »

Velázquez, Nadler Want Answers from ICE After Shooting

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) have written to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after reports that an agent shot a man in Brooklyn, today. In the letter, the lawmakers ask to be briefed and demand that ICE in no way impede access to counsel for the immigrants involved in the incident. The letter is online here and the full text is below. February 6, 2020 Matt... Read more »

Rep. Nadler Sends Letter to ICE Demanding End of Transgender Migrant Detention

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Washington, D.C. —Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler joined a group of forty Members of Congress in calling for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release all transgender individuals currently in detention. LGBTQ immigrants are 97 times more likely to be sexually victimized in detention than straight and cis-gender immigrants and at least two transgender women, Roxs... Read more »

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 »

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