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Nadler Celebrates Passage of Historic Antilynching Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler today issued the following statement after President Biden signed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, explicitly designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law: “With the signing of this historic piece of legislation, President Biden today corrected one of the longest standing injustices in our country,” said Chairman Nadle... Read more »

Chairs Nadler & Lofgren Applaud the Biden Admin’s Proposed Rule to Improve & Streamline the Asylum System

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a rule to improve and expedite processing of asylum claims. This rule follows a proposal by DHS and DOJ to improve our asylum system in the summer of 2021. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgr... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement on H.R. 2116, the CROWN Act of 2022

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement on the House floor in support of H.R. 2116, the CROWN Act of 2022: "The 'Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act' or the 'CROWN Act,' is a critically important civil rights bill that would explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of hair texture or hairstyle... Read more »

Nadler & Watson Coleman Celebrate House Passage of the CROWN Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2116, the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act of 2022 by a vote of 235-189. The legislation, introduced by Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of hair texture or hairstyles commonly associated with a particular race or national origin. "I am pro... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Hearing on "Workplace Protections for Federal Judiciary Employees: Flaws in the Current System and the Need for Statutory Change"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during a Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet hearing on "Workplace Protections for Federal Judiciary Employees: Flaws in the Current System and the Need for Statutory Change:" "Thank you, Chairman Johnson, for holding this important ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 963, the FAIR Act of 2022

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement on the House floor in support of H.R. 963, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act of 2022: "H.R. 963, the 'Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act,' or the 'FAIR Act,' is critical legislation that would restore access to justice for millions of Americans who are currentl... Read more »

Nadler, Johnson, & Cicilline Commend House Passage of H.R. 963, the FAIR Act of 2022

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 963, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act of 2022, by a bipartisan vote of 222-209. This legislation, introduced by Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), protects the rights of everyday consumers, workers, and small businesses by prohibiting the enforcement of forced arbitration clauses in consumer, labor, antitrust, and c... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 350, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during the markup of H.R. 350, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021: "With consideration of H.R. 350, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021, the Judiciary Committee is taking reasonable, meaningful steps to address the rising menace of organized intolerance ... Read more »

Nadler & Fitzgerald Introduce the NDO Fairness Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI) introduced H.R. 7072, the NDO Fairness Act, which will protect the due process rights of all Americans in the face of excessive government surveillance and data collection. Under current law, prosecutors can request a person’s electronic communications data, such as their e-mail ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Applauds Judiciary Priorities in FY2022 Omnibus

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement applauding the Judiciary Committee priorities included in H.R. 2471, the FY2022 Omnibus package: "This appropriations package makes transformative investments that will help families across the nation and move America forward. I was pleased to see many Judiciary Committee priorities wi... Read more »