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Mar 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 1585, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA), by a vote of 22 to 11. The legislation now heads to the House floor for a full vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mar 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during the markup of H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019:

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Mar 7, 2019 Press Release

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. Jackson Lee for her longstanding and tireless efforts over the years to protect and strengthen the Act.

Mar 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), held a press conference with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, to introduce H.R. 1585, the bipartisan 2019 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The landmark legislation, enacted in 1994, responds to our nation’s crisis of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. 

Feb 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House passed H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019. Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement:

Feb 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act:   

I am pleased that today we are considering H.R. 1112, the “Enhanced Background Checks Act.” 

Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 8, the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act,” an important bill to expand our national firearms background check system to include virtually all gun transfers. 

Feb 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019:

“When Democrats gained control of the House we promised the American people that Congress would take steps to reduce gun violence. Today we were able to make good on that promise by passing H.R. 8, legislation to require background checks on all firearm sales.  I commend Reps. Mike Thompson and Peter King for their efforts to advance this legislation.

Feb 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019:   

I am pleased that today we are considering H.R. 8, the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.”  We have promised the American people that Congress would take steps to reduce gun violence, and this bill is a critical first step toward doing so.