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Committee Chairs Condemn Trump Administration’s Attempt to Gut Civil Rights Act by Issuing Unlawful, Last-Minute Rule

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03),and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) expressed serious concerns about the Trump Administration’s last-minute attempt to repeal anti-discrimination protections. Specifically, the Offi... Read more »

Chairs Issue Statement After FBI Briefing on Investigation of ‘Siege of the U.S. Capitol’ and Preparations for Inauguration

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Committee on the Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chair Carolyn B. Maloney, Committee on Homeland Security Chair Bennie G. Thompson, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chair Adam B. Schiff, Committee on Armed Services Chair Adam Smith, and Oversight Committee Member Stephen F. Lynch issued the following statement after a briefing ... Read more »

House Judiciary Chairman Releases Staff Report on Impeachment

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler released a majority staff report for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. The report details the history, purpose and meaning of the Constitution’s Impeachment Clause, and establishes that President Trump’s conduct as set forth in the Article of Impeachment satisfies the standard for high Crimes and Misdemeanors. ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement in Support of 25th Amendment Resolution

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement for the record in support of H.Res. 21, a resolution calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25thAmendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of execut... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement in Support of Removal of President Trump

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement: "I support the immediate impeachment of the President and his removal from office. "Since taking office, President Trump has encouraged violence against the citizens of this country whenever it serves his selfish interests—when white supremacists marched on Charlottesville, when he f... Read more »

Five House Committees Seek Urgent Briefing on FBI’s Plans to Bring to Justice Those Involved in Incitement and Assault on U.S. Capitol

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Washington, D.C. – Today, five Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray seeking an immediate briefing on the FBI’s efforts to investigate the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. “We write to request an immediate and urgent briefing on the steps the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is taking to investigate a... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Department of Justice Nominees

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler released the following statement on President-Elect Joe Biden nominating Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General; Lisa Monaco for Deputy Attorney General; Vanita Gupta for Associate Attorney General; and Kristen Clarke for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division: “I want to congratulate the slate of no... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on Trump Phone Call Pressuring GA Secretary of State to Change Election Results

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger urging him to “find” votes to overturn his defeat: “President Trump lost the 2020 presidential election. Either he is unwell, and really believes he won in Georgia despite all evidence... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on the Work of the Judiciary Committee on the FY2021 Omnibus

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement on the work of the Committee on the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Omnibus bill passed by the House of Representatives: "I am very proud that numerous provisions the Judiciary Committee worked tirelessly on were passed in the FY 2021 Omnibus bill today. This legislation includes increases in ... Read more »

Nadler & Murphy Introduce Legislation to Restore the DOJ Office for Access to Justice

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) announced the introduction of the Office for Access to Justice Establishment Act of 2020, bicameral legislation to re-establish the Office for Access to Justice within the Department of Justice. The Office for Access to Justice was closed by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions... Read more »