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Nadler, Jackson Lee Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to End FGM

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) applauded the Senate passage of H.R. 6100, the Strengthening the Opposition to Female Genital Mutilation (STOP FGM) Act of 2020, legislation introduced by Representatives Jackson Lee and Don Bacon (R-NE) which ensures that the horrific practice of female genital mutilatio... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Urges Deputy AG Rosen to Halt Remaining Federal Execution Orders

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who is expected to become Acting Attorney General following the departure of Attorney General Barr, requesting that he rescind the execution orders for the three individuals whose executions have been scheduled to take place in January. Full text of the letter... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on New Members Nominated to the House Judiciary Committee

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement after the House Democratic Steering Committee nominated Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush of Missouri, Congressman-elect Mondaire Jones of New York and Congresswoman-elect Deborah Ross of North Carolina for appointments to the House Judiciary Committee in the 117th Congress. The nominati... Read more »

Nadler Praises House Passage of Criminal Justice Reform Bills

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives unanimously passed two criminal justice reform bills within the Committee's jurisdiction: "Creating a more just and fair criminal justice system has long been a priority for the Judiciary Committee. The bipartisan legislation passed today will improve... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on Resignation of Attorney General William Barr

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement: “From misleading the American public about the Mueller report to his dangerous efforts to overturn COVID safety measures, from his callous disregard for civil rights to his rampant politicization of the Justice Department, William Barr was willing to do the President’s bidding on eve... Read more »

Nadler and Warren Introduce the Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2020

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced the Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2020, bicameral legislation to simplify and modernize the consumer bankruptcy system to make it easier for individuals and families forced into bankruptcy to get back on their feet. This legislation is co-sponsore... Read more »

Nadler Applauds New York Attorney General Letitia James and Federal Trade Commission for Filing Historic Antitrust Lawsuits against Facebook

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Washington, D.C. – Today, more than 40 states attorneys general, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, and the Federal Trade Commission filed historic antitrust lawsuits alleging that Facebook has illegally maintained its monopoly through acquisitions of its competitors—including Instagram and WhatsApp—among other anticompetitive conduct. Since June 2019, the House Judiciary Committee h... Read more »

Nadler & Lofgren Statement on Full Restoration of DACA

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Washington, D.C. – On Friday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ordered the Trump Administration to fully restore Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).As of today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting new initial and advance parole applications and extending protection terms from one to two years for all applicants. House Judiciary Com... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Applauds House Passage of 11 Judiciary Bills

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed 11 bills within the Committee's jurisdiction: "I am extremely proud of the bipartisan legislation passed by the House of Representatives today, including legislation that will reform our criminal justice system, increase transparency in the fed... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement in Support of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2020

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement in support of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2020: "Mr. Speaker, I am proud to have introduced H.R. 3884, the 'Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2020,' or the 'MORE Act of 2020.' "This long overdue legislation wou... Read more »