Congressman Nadler Joins Democratic Democracy Reform Task Force

Jan 13, 2017 Issues: Civil Liberties, Jobs, Labor and the Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee and former Chairman and Ranking Member of the Constitution Subcommittee, announced his membership in the Democracy Reform Task Force initiated by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Chaired by Congressman John Sarbanes.  The focus of the new Task Force is to confront the Trump Administration’s conflicts of interest and ethical violations, expose the Republican special-interest agenda, and promote the House Democrats’ Securing Our Democracy reform agenda.

“Donald Trump’s continued failure to fully clear his business conflicts or fully disclose his assets is a dangerous signal that this Administration will have little regard for the law,” said Congressman Jerrold Nadler.  “We face a situation where, without Mr. Trump addressing his conflicts or taking the necessary steps to provide transparency and separate himself from any ethical misconduct, we cannot be certain that American interests are safe from subjugation or subversion. I am proud to be joining the Democracy Reform Task Force, led by Congressman Sarbanes, which will hold President Trump and the Republicans accountable for their conduct, and raise these important issues on behalf of the American people.”

Working in conjunction with Democratic Leadership, the DPCC and the standing Committees, the Democracy Reform Task Force will serve as a resource to the Caucus in identifying and challenging conflicts of interests in the Trump Administration, as well as within the GOP agenda, and contributing to policy materials that highlight egregious special-interest giveaways. You can read the Democracy Reform Task Force announcement from Congressman Sarbanes here.