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House Judiciary to Hold Historic Markup of H.R. 40, Legislation to Study and Develop Slavery Reparations Proposals

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Washington, D.C. - On April 14th at 10:00 AM, the House Judiciary Committee will hold the first ever markup of H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act. The legislation, which was first introduced nearly 30 years ago, establishes a commission to examine slavery and discrimination in the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropri... Read more »

Nadler & Jackson Lee Applaud President Biden's Executive Actions on Gun Violence

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Chairwoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) issued the following statement after President Biden announced several executive actions to address gun violence: "We applaud the President for today’s announcement of administrative actions to curb gun violence. While w... Read more »

COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act Signed Into Law

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Washington, D.C. - On Saturday, President Joe Biden signed into law H.R. 1651, the COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021, bipartisan legislation introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA) that extends the temporary bankruptcy relief provisions granted by the CARES Act for an additional year. The bill, which originally passed t... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "The Importance of a Diverse Federal Judiciary"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet hearing on "The Importance of a Diverse Federal Judiciary": "Mr. Chairman, I will begin my remarks by quoting from the confirmation hearing of a current Supreme Court justice: 'When I get a case about dis... Read more »

Nadler and Cicilline Applaud Announcement of New Rulemaking Office at Federal Trade Commission

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NEW YORK/PAWTUCKET - Today, Acting Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter announced the creation of a rulemaking office in the FTC “to reinvigorate rulemaking authority to level the playing field for consumers and businesses.” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the followin... Read more »

House Committee Chairs Send Letters Seeking Documents About January 6 Attack on U.S. Capitol

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Committee and Subcommittee Chairs across the House of Representatives sent letters to the White House, federal agencies, law enforcement, and Legislative Branch entities, including the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms, seeking documents and communications relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist assault on the Capitol. “Our Committees are requesting informatio... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Joins Rep. Lieu and Sen. Booker to Introduce Bill to Curb Money Bail

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) joined Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) to announce the reintroduction of the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act. The Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act incentivizes states to move away from a money bail system. Instead, the bill encourages states to replace their existing ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans": "Mr. Chairman, we are here today to address the horrific rise in violence, harassment, and discrimination against Asian Americans that... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021: "H.R. 6, the 'American Dream and Promise Act of 2021,' is vital legislation that establishes a path to lawful permanent resident, or LPR, status for two critically important populations that are in di... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021: "H.R. 1603, the 'Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021,' addresses an issue of critical national importance: the growing labor challenges that are damaging the American agricultural sector. "S... Read more »