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Majority Whip Clyburn, Chairman Nadler Reintroduce the Enhanced Background Checks Act to Close the Charleston Loophole

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Washington, D.C. –Yesterday, U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-6) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), reintroduced the “Enhanced Background Checks Act” in the 117th Congress. This legislation would close the so-called “Charleston Loophole” that currently allows the sale of a firearm to proceed if a background check is not completed within three days. The Hou... Read more »

Chairman Thompson & Chairman Nadler, Joined by Democrats and Republicans, Reintroduce Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. –Today House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with original cosponsors Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Christopher Smith (R-NJ), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Lucy McBath (D-GA), announced the introduction of the H.R. 8, Bipartisan... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Reviving Competition, Part 1: Proposals to Address Gatekeeper Power and Lower Barriers to Entry Online"

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law hearing on "Reviving Competition, Part 1: Proposals to Address Gatekeeper Power and Lower Barriers to Entry Online": "Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding today’s important hearing on gatekeeper power. "It... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 5, the Equality Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement on the House floor in support of H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity: "I rise today in strong support of H.R. 5, the 'Equality Act,' which amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other core civi... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement Celebrating Passage of Equality Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, after H.R. 5, the Equality Act, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 224 to 206, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement: "I would like to begin by thanking Congressman Cicilline for his leadership on this landmark legislation, and to Speaker Pelosi for her steadfast support of this legislation. "The Equality... Read more »

Chairman Nadler, Rep. Chu Reintroduce NO BAN Act to Prevent Future Muslim Bans

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) reintroduced the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act. This bill, cosponsored by 137 House members and led in the Senate by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), strengthens the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, and... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "The Need for New Lower Court Judgeships, 30 Years in the Making"

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet hearing on "The Need for New Lower Court Judgeships, 30 Years in the Making": "Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding a hearing on this important issue that I know affects judges and litigants profoundly ac... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "The Rise of Domestic Terrorism in America"

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during a Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearing on "The Rise of Domestic Terrorism in America": "I thank Chairwoman Sheila Jackson Lee for holding this important and timely hearing. Domestic terrorism continues to be a serious and lethal... Read more »

Bass & Nadler Reintroduce the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to Address Police Misconduct

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 as protests against police brutality and lack of accountability continued. The most recent protests occurred last night in Rochester, New York, after a grand jury failed to indict the police officers who handcuffed Daniel... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Praises House Passage of Two Judiciary Bills

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed two bills within the Committee’s jurisdiction: “I am extremely proud of the bipartisan legislation shepherded by the Judiciary Committee and passed by the House of Representatives today. The Effective Assistance of Counsel in th... Read more »