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Taking Action for Our Community

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Taking Action for Our Community Dear Friends, These have been a busy few weeks in Washington filled with legislative action for our communities. Among this progress, I’m proud to have secured funding for local organizations at home, worked with President Biden to reimagine how we protect our neighborhoods and sign into a law a bill for silenced survivors of workplace sexual harassment, while taki...

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 4445, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 4445, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act: "Yesterday, this Committee heard powerful testimony from four survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment about their harrowing experiences and the ...

September 11th: 20 Years Later

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Congressman Nadler honors the 73 Windows on the World employees who lost their lives on 9/11 by working to raise the federal subminimum wage. Dear Friends, Twenty years. Twenty years of missed birthdays, anniversaries, and memories for those of us who lost loved ones in the September 11th terrorist attacks. I’ve often said that September 11th seems both long ago and immediate, and it still rings ...

Rep. Sewell Introduces H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to Restore Protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) introduced H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This critical legislation would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) which were gutted by the Supreme Court in the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision and more recently in the 2021 Brnovich v. DNC decision. The bill aims to protect voters from dis...

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on “Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: Potential Legislative Reforms”

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during a Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: Potential Legislative Reforms:" “Mr. Chairman, I thank you for convening this important hearing at a critical moment in the life of our ...

House Judiciary Committee Announces Oversight of Voting Rights Act Hearing with Department of Justice

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Chairman Steve Cohen (D-TN) announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Monday, August 16th at 10 A.M. EDT with Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Kristen M. Clarke to discuss potential legislative responses to o...

Reps. Nadler, Espaillat, Pressley Urge Department of Justice to Stop Seeking Death Penalty 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representatives Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with Representative Cori Bush (MO-01) sent a letter to Department of Justice Attorney General Judge Merrick B. Garland urging him to halt all federal participation in the capital punishment system and prohibit Department attorneys from seeking the death penalty. “The rush...

Nadler & Scott Reintroduce the Restoring Justice for Workers Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA) introduced the Restoring Justice for Workers Act, legislation to end forced arbitration clauses and protect workers’ ability to pursue work-related claims in court. The bill would overrule the 2018 Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems v. Lew...

Nadler, Maloney, Warren, Durbin, Blumenthal Announce Legislation to Eliminate Non-Debtor Releases, Prevent Corporations and Private Entities From Escaping Accountability In Bankruptcy Proceedings

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Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) and United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced legislation to prohibit the use of non-consensual, non-debtor releases that have helped entities and individuals, like members of the Sackler family, escape accountabil...

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "A Fine Scheme: How Court-Imposed Fees and Fines Unjustly Burden Vulnerable Communities"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during a Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearing on "A Fine Scheme: How Court-Imposed Fees and Fines Unjustly Burden Vulnerable Communities:" "I thank the Chairwoman for convening this hearing on a topic that has not received the attenti...

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