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Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 1621, the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 1621, the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2021: "H.R. 1621 the 'Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2021,' is an important measure to end the practice of federal judges increasing sentences based on co... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 5720, the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 5720, the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act of 2021: "H.R. 5720, the 'Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act of 2021' is an important bipartisan effort to address an alarming lack of transparency in the personal financial holdings... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Hearing on "Silenced: How Forced Arbitration Keeps Victims of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment in the Shadows"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during a hearing entitled, "Silenced: How Forced Arbitration Keeps Victims of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment in the Shadows:" "Arbitration was originally developed as an alternative to the court system for parties of relatively equal bargaining power to ... Read more »

House Chairs Urge Judiciary to Investigate Hiring of Law Clerk with History of Racist, Bigoted Conduct by Two Federal Judges

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Chair Hank Johnson (D-GA) led a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts and Circuit Judge Charles Wilson urging an investigation into the conduct of two federal judges for their hiring of a law clerk with a history of nakedly racist and hateful conduct. C... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of the Rule for H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement, as prepared, on the House floor in support of the Rule for H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act: "I rise in strong support of the Rule and the Build Back Better Act. There are so many important provisions in this legislation, but I want to highlight just a few of the Judiciary Comm... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Hearing on "The Texas Abortion Ban and its Devastating Impact on Communities and Families"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during a hearing on "The Texas Abortion Ban and its Devastating Impact on Communities and Families:" "Sixty-five days. That is how long women in Texas have been effectively stripped of their constitutional right to abortion. "Earlier this year, Texas enacted Se... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 4777, the Nondebtor Release Prohibition Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 4777, the Nondebtor Release Prohibition Act of 2021: "H.R. 4777, the 'Nondebtor Release Prohibition Act of 2021,' would address some of the most extreme abuses of the corporate bankruptcy system that have come to light in recent years.... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 963, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 963, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act: "H.R. 963, the 'Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act' or the 'FAIR Act,' protects the rights of everyday consumers, workers, and small businesses by prohibiting the enforcemen... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Passes Nondebtor Release Prohibition Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed the Nondebtor Release Prohibition Act of 2021 by a vote of 23-17. The legislation, which was introduced by Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), prohibits the use of nonconsensual, nondebtor releases that have helped the Sackler family, the people and instituti... Read more »