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Nadler & Cohen Send Letter to Democratic Caucus on President Trump's Assertion of "Total" Authority

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Washington, D.C. – Following President Trump's false assertion that he has "total" authority to "reopen the economy" and to order States to relax social distancing measures, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Chairman Steve Cohen (D-TN) sent a letter to the Democratic Caucus outlining the president's act... Read more »

House & Senate Judiciary Lawmakers Seek Information on USPTO Operations Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Chairman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. (D-GA) sent a letter toUnder Secretary of Commerce For Intellectual Property and U.S. Department of Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu requesting information on the impact the coronavirus... Read more »

Chairman Nadler, Reps. Rose & Pascrell Introduce Legislation to Compensate Public Safety Officers Who Are Disabled or Die from COVID-19

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Representative Max Rose (D-NY), and Co-Chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), introduced the Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act of 2020. This legislation would expand an existing federal program to ensure that public safety officers who contract COVID-19... Read more »

Nadler, Engel, Thompson Statement on Trump Administration's Suspension of Asylum Processing

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) issued the following joint statement calling on the Trump Administration to explain the legality of the decision to suspend the rights of asylum seekers in the United States: “We understand ... Read more »

House Chairs Condemn President's Assault on IGs

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the chairs of multiple House Committees sent a letter condemning President Donald Trump’s assault on Inspectors General (IGs) and requesting direct input from the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency on legislative and other proposals to increase the independence of IGs and protect them from retaliation. “Unlike any President in modern history, P... Read more »

Nadler, Cicilline, and Antitrust Subcommittee Democrats Demand Answers on FTC Approval of Covidien's Acquisition of Newport Medical Instruments

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Washington, D.C. –Today, the Democratic Members of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons requesting documents regarding the FTC's investigation of Covidien's acquisition of ... Read more »

Nadler & Bass Demand Answers, Public Briefings from DOJ on Handling COVID-19 in Federal Prisons & CARES Act Implementation as Infections and Deaths Rise in the System

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Washington, D.C. – As COVID-19 continues to spread to prisoners and staff at federal prisons across the country and the death rate rises, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr to demand answers and regular, public briefings regarding the handling of COVID-19 in federal pri... Read more »

Democrats Argue Supreme Court Should Protect Birth Control Coverage for Women Across the Country Against Trump Administration Rule

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, a bicameral group of Democratic Members of Congress submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court in support of Pennsylvania’s lawsuit challenging a Trump Administration rule that would undermine access to birth control for women across the country. Since the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit went into effect in 2012, over 60 million women nationwid... Read more »

Nadler, Schakowsky, Cicilline & Pallone Introduce Bill to Protect Americans from Price Gouging During COVID-19 Health Crisis

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) introduced the COVID-19 Price Gouging Pre... Read more »

Nadler & Lofgren Renew Call on ICE to Protect Migrants & Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matthew T. Albence requesting that ICE take more aggressive measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in detention facilities, including release of individuals who ... Read more »