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Rep. Nadler Leads Democrats in Arguing Supreme Court Should Protect Birth Control Coverage for Women Against Trump Administration Rule

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, a bicameral group of Democratic Members of Congress submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court in support of Pennsylvania’s lawsuit challenging a Trump Administration rule that would undermine access to birth control for women across the country. Since the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit went into effect in 2012, over 60 million women nationwide... 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 »

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 »

Serving as Manager in the Impeachment Trial of President Trump

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Serving as Manager in the Impeachment Trial of President Trump Rep. Nadler delivering the articles of impeachment from the House to the Senate with other House managers Over the past several months, as impeachment has gripped the nation and the Congress, I’ve returned time and again to a quote from 1787. Someone approached Benjamin Franklin at the close of the Constitutional Convention and asked ... 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 »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.J.Res. 79, "Removing the Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment"

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during the markup of H.J.Res. 79, a joint resolution that would remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and ensure that the ERA can become a part of our Constitution once a sufficient number of states ratify it: "H.J. Res. 79, introduced by R... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Passes Resolution Removing Ratification Deadline for the ERA

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Washington, D.C. –Today, the House Judiciary Committee successfully marked-up H.J.Res. 79, a joint resolution which would clear the path for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and enshrine equality for both sexes into the U.S. Constitution.Following the election results in Virginia, which changed the makeup of the state legislature and improved the prospects for Virginia to become the thi... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Announces Next Step in Effort to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced that the House Judiciary Committee would be marking up H.J.Res. 79 to eliminate the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The markup, scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th, represents the next step to clear the path for ratifying the ERA and enshrining equality for both sexes into the U.S. Co... Read more »

Nadler Testimony in Support of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) testified before the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services in support of his legislation, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which ensures that pregnant women are not forced out of jobs unnecessarily or denied reasonable job accommodations that would allow them to continue working. The bill guarantees t... Read more »

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