Congressman Nadler Statement on Becoming Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee

Dec 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement after being elected Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee:

“This is a critical time in our nation’s history, and the work of the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee is more important than ever. Our efforts—to hold the Administration and those wishing to turn back history’s long arc towards justice accountable—are central to the defense of progress and democracy.  We must fight to protect the rule of law, strengthen our safety and security from enemies foreign and domestic, shield Americans’ rights and liberties from encroachment, and guarantee that all people, no matter their age, race, gender, religion, ability, finances, nationality, or sexual orientation, are treated fairly and equally.

“As Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, I will do everything in my power to pursue these important goals, and look forward to working with my colleagues on the Committee in continuing the march towards justice.  Together, we will fiercely defend and support civil rights and civil liberties for all Americans.  It is our obligation to be steadfast in working for criminal justice reform, to be vigilant in protecting women’s rights, including the right to an abortion, promote greater equality for members of the LGBTQ community, to demand action on common sense gun laws, to support consumers and oversee antitrust concerns, and to hold the Trump Administration accountable for its destructive policies and unprecedented misconduct.  This Committee has a responsibility to uphold our laws and ensure justice.  My job moving forward—along with every other member of our Committee—is to advance those principles, and I look forward to taking on those challenges together.”

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