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Bipartisan Group Leads Introduction of Respect for Marriage Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) today announced the introduction of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), enshrine marriage equality for the purp... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee to Hold First Markup on Assault Weapons Ban Legislation in Two Decades

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WASHINGTON, DC— House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler today announced the markup of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 (H.R. 1808) on July 20, 2022. In the last two months alone, four gunmen have killed a combined 42 people with assault weapons—including 19 children in Uvalde, Texas. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and cosponsored by 211 Members of the House, wo... Read more »

Nadler Opening Statement for Hearing on “What’s Next: The Threat to Individual Freedoms in a Post-Roe World”

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler today delivered the following remarks, as prepared, during a full committee hearing on “What’s Next: The Threat to Individual Freedoms in a Post-Roe World”: “What is the meaning of freedom in America in 2022? This is the question that we, as a society, must confront today in the wake of the Supreme Court’s appalling decision in Dob... Read more »

Nadler Floor Statement for the Active Shooter Alert Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler today delivered the following remarks, as prepared, on the House floor in support of the Active Shooter Alert Act (H.R. 6538): “The Active Shooter Alert Act, is bipartisan legislation that would improve the tools available to law enforcement as they respond to the disturbingly frequent threat of active shooters faced by our communi... Read more »

House Judiciary Democrats Condemn Supreme Court Decision Eroding Climate Protections and the Rulemaking System

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law (ACAL) Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline, and Antitrust, Commercial, and ACAL Subcommittee Vice Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision today in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency: “The Supreme Court’s reckless... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Hearing on "Oversight of Immigrant Military Members and Veterans"

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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 Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing on "Oversight of Immigrant Military Members and Veterans:" "Immigrants have served in the U.S. armed forces in every major conflict since the Revolutionary War. Today, there are approximately 45,000 i... Read more »

Nadler Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court issued a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “This radical rightwing Supreme Court has just ripped away a fundamental right that millions of Americans have relied on for nearly 50 years. This dangerous decision is a severe attack on women’s rights an... Read more »