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Chairman Nadler Statement for Hearing on "Copyright and the Internet in 2020: Reactions to the Copyright Office’s Report on the Efficacy of 17 U.S.C. § 512 After Two Decades"

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during a hearing on "Copyright and the Internet in 2020: Reactions to the Copyright Office’s Report on the Efficacy of 17 U.S.C. § 512 After Two Decades": "Today’s hearing will examine whether a key provision of copyright law that guides how copyright and parts o... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Denounce Trump Administration for Failing to Set Refugee Admissions Goal for FY2021

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Washington, D.C. – Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires that the President—by today, September 30—set the number of refugees that will be admitted to the country during the upcoming fiscal year, after a consultation with Members on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. This year, the Administration has neither scheduled a consultation, nor set the number of refug... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 8354, the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 8354, the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020: "I call on my colleagues to join me in supporting, H.R. 8354, the 'Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020,' a bipartisan bill that would permanently establish a S... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 7370, the Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2020

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 7370, the Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2020: "H.R. 7370, the 'Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act' would protect the interests of workers and retirees in the Chapter 11 ban... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 2648, the Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 2648, the Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019: "H.R. 2648, the 'Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019,' addresses head-on the manifest unfairness that student loans—unlike every other unsecured debt, such as credit c... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 8366, the Protecting Homeowners in Bankruptcy Act of 2020

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 8366, the Protecting Homeowners in Bankruptcy Act of 2020: "H.R. 8366, the 'Protecting Homeowners in Bankruptcy Act of 2020,' would increase the amount of home equity that homeowners and their families can protect from creditors when th... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Applauds Committee Passage of Bankruptcy Protection Bills

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Washington, D.C. –Today, the House Judiciary Committee successfully passed H.R. 7370, the “Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2020” and H.R. 2648, the “Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019,” legislation introduced by Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) that would expand bankruptcy protections for workers, retirees, and students. The bills now head to the House ... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Sends 4 Bills to House Floor

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement after the Committee voted to advance four pieces of legislation to the full House of Representatives: "The vital legislation passed by the Judiciary Committee today will expand protections for servicemembers, veterans, and their families, as well as reform our nation’s bankruptcy laws... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement in response to the President's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court: "Seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic and over 200,000 Americans are dead while thousands more die every day without President Trump taking the urg... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Denounce DHS Proposal Targeting International Students, Journalists

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed regulation that would significantly reduce flexibility in the visa process for foreign students, scholars, and journalists, in favor of rigid rules to limit the period of time that such individuals can be admitted to the United States. The proposal also discriminates based on national origin by imposing greater restri... Read more »