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Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Controlled Substances: Federal Policies and Enforcement"

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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 Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearing on "Controlled Substances: Federal Policies and Enforcement": "I would like to thank Chairwoman Jackson Lee for holding this important hearing today. Drug addiction is a serious problem in our communities... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "The Constitutional Framework for Congress's Ability to Uphold Standards of Member Conduct"

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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 "The Constitutional Framework for Congress's Ability to Uphold Standards of Member Conduct": "Today’s hearing on the nature and scope of Congress’s authority to discipline its membership is... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement, as prepared, on the House floor in support of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021: "Gun violence impacts all of our communities. And no place is immune from its reach, including our homes, our streets, our schools, and even our places of worship. "That is why we mu... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement, as prepared, on the House floor in support of H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021: "H.R. 1446, the 'Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021' is a critical bill to provide law enforcement the necessary time to keep firearms out of the hands of those who are not lega... Read more »

Jackson Lee, Nadler and Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), introduced the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2021. The legislation authorizes funding for a variety of... Read more »

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Members of Congress Announce VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, a bipartisan, bicameral group of Members of Congress announced the introduction of the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act. This critical piece of legislation will support vital victim service programs by preventing future cuts to already diminished federal victim service grants. Members of Congress in the Senate will introduce the bill today and the House wil... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler Announces Democratic Vice Chairs for Committee

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced that the following Members of Congress will serve as Vice Chair for the House Judiciary Committee and its Subcommittees: Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Vice Chair, Full Committee Rep. Dean was elected to Congress in 2018 to represent the 4th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, which includes Montgomery and Be... Read more »

House Judiciary, Homeland Security & Intelligence Leaders Write President Biden on Delayed Domestic Terrorism Data Report

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Washington, D.C. – Today, leaders of the Committee on the Judiciary, Committee on Homeland Security, and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence sent a letter urging President Biden to prioritize the issuance of along overdue intelligence assessment and report on the domestic terrorism threat. The assessment and report, which the Trump Administration failed to produce as required by law ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement, as prepared, on the House floor in support of H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act: "Last summer, millions of Americans, all across the country, took to the streets to demand fundamental change in the culture of law enforcement, and to call for meaningful accountabil... Read more »

House Passes H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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Washington, D.C. –Today, the House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, by a vote of 220 to 212. The legislation is a bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias to help save lives. Under the ... Read more »