Media Center

Wednesday: House Judiciary to Hold Hearing on Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment

| Posted in Press Releases

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment.” Witnesses: Noah Feldman Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law and Director, Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law Harvard Law School Pamela S. Karlan Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Profess... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on White House Refusal to Participate in First Impeachment Hearing

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement in response to White House Counsel Pat A. Cipollone's letter informing the Committee that President Trump would not participate in its first impeachment hearing scheduled for tomorrow: "Late last night, the President and his counsel turned down our invitation to participate in Wednesday’s hearing. His... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Notifies President Trump & Ranking Member Collins of Privileges Provided During Impeachment Inquiry

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent letters to President Donald Trump and House Judiciary Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) regarding certain privileges afforded to them under House Resolution 660. Chairman Nadler has asked both the President and the Ranking Member to provide notice to the Committee of their intent to exercise these privileges no later than Decem... Read more »

Judiciary Committee Schedules Impeachment Hearing for December 4

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) noticed a hearing titled “The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment” for December 4, 2019 at 10:00am. The hearing will be the first impeachment inquiry hearing in the House Judiciary Committee since the passage of H. Res. 660, a resolution that lays out the process for this porti... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on Victorious McGahn Ruling

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the court’s favorable decision in Committee on the Judiciary v. McGahn rejecting President Trump’s claim that his senior aides are “absolutely immune” from appearing before Congress in response to valid subpoenas: “I am pleased the court has recognized that the Trump Admin... Read more »

Chairman Nadler, Senator Blackburn Lead Bipartisan Effort to Modernize Copyright Law and Empower Musicians

| Posted in Press Releases
Tags: Copyright

Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the Ask Musicians for Music Act (AM-FM) to modernize existing copyright law for radio stations and musicians. Under the current patchwork copyright system, radio stations can use sound recordings over their airwaves while creators, who own a stake in sound recordings, receive no payment in return. The AM-FM Act would requi... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 5140, the Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act of 2019

| Posted in Press Releases
Tags: Copyright

Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during the markup of H.R. 5140, the Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act of 2019: "H.R. 5140, the 'Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act,' amends the satellite television distant signal license contained in section 119 of the Copyright Act. The licen... Read more »

House Judiciary Passes MORE Act to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, by a vote of 24-10. The MORE Act is one of the most comprehensive marijuana reforms bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress. The MORE Act aims to correct the historical injustices of failed drug policies that have disproportionately impacted communities of color and low-inc... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during the markup of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019: "H.R. 3884, the 'Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019,' or the 'MORE Act of 2019.' This bill would make three important changes to federal law. It would: (1) remo... Read more »