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After Rising Numbers of Federal Prisoners Test Positive for COVID-19 & First COVID-19 related Death Reported in Federal Prison, Nadler & Bass Renew Call for DOJ to Take Action

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Washington, D.C. – Today, 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 urging him to use the authority granted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to protect the most vulnerable prisoners and those working in federal prisons from coronavirus (... Read more »

Nadler, Feinstein, Durbin, Lofgren Demand DHS Give Due Process As Required By Law to Unaccompanied Children During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senate Subcommittee on Immigration Ranking Member Dick Durbin (D-IL), and House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf regarding repo... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Introduces Bill to Help State and Local Prisons Test & Treat COVID-19

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the COVID–19 Correctional Facility Emergency Response Act of 2020. The legislation would allocate funds to state and local governments to provide testing and treatment for COVID-19 to individuals in correctional facilities. This legislation is cosponsored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), House Judiciary Crime ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on the Work of the Judiciary Committee on the Democratic COVID-19 Response Package, The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on H.R. 6379, the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act: “As the world grapples with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that Congress work to protect and strengthen our nation’s health, safety and security at every level. I am proud to join with my Democ... Read more »

Nadler & Bass Demand Answers from DOJ About Federal Bureau of Prisons & U.S. Marshals Service Response to Coronavirus

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Tags: Crime

Washington, D.C. – Today, 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 requesting information concerning the Department of Justice’s handling of novel coronavirus (or COVID-19) and the health and safety of those imprisoned and working in federal prisons. On March 12, 2020, Chairm... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Calls on DOJ, EOIR to Suspend Immigration Court Hearings During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and Executive Office for Immigration Review Director James McHenry urging them to suspend all immigrationcourt hearings and to hold telephonic bond hearings for detained individuals until the courts return to normal operating status.. Full text of the letter can be foun... Read more »

Chairman Nadler, Congressmen Neguse, Cicilline & Sensenbrenner Urge Federal Action on Price Gouging Amidst COVID-19

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO), Subcommittee on Antitrust, Constitutional and Administrative Law Chair David Cicilline (D-RI), andSubcommittee on Antitrust, Constitutional and Administrative Law Ranking Member Jim Sesenbrenner (R-WI) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice urging immediate and de... Read more »

Nadler, Pallone, Cicilline, & Schakowsky Call on FTC 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 Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, urging them to take steps ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Calls on ICE to Protect Migrants & Staff in Detention Facilities Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matthew T. Albence asking questions regarding the measures ICE is taking to ensure the health and safety of individuals in custody and the staff and contractors who work in detention facilities. In the letter, Chairman Nadler wrote, "In ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Asks DOJ About BOP & U.S. Marshals Service Response to Coronavirus & Seeks Answers Regarding Health & Safety of Those in Federal Prisons

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Tags: Crime

Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr requesting information concerning the Department of Justice’s handling of novel coronavirus (or COVID-19) and the health and safety of those in federal prisons. Full text of the letter is available here and below. March 12, 2020 The Honorable William P. Barr Attorn... Read more »