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Nadler, Waters and Clay Slam Trump Administration Decision to Terminate Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary,Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban... Read more »

House Passes the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act

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Washington, D.C. –Today the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act (S.2163/H.R. 1636) by a vote of 368-1. The bill, which was introduced by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) and cosponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), would establish a 19-member commission to examine the social disparit... Read more »

Nadler: Senate GOP COVID-19 Liability Proposal Puts Americans at Risk

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement on the Senate Republicans' COVID-19 relief liability proposal: “Leader McConnell and Republican Senators have put forth a coronavirus relief proposal that is totally unacceptable. Among other significant shortcomings, such as ignoring or failing to adequately address critical componen... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Demand Trump Admin Accepts New DACA Applications

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) sent a letter to President Donald Trump demanding that the Administration comply with the Supreme Court’s June decision protecting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and begin processing new DACA applications. “Your Admi... Read more »

Chairmen Nadler, Serrano, Scott Release Groundbreaking GAO Report on 30th Anniversary of ADA that Finds Two-Thirds of U.S. Public Schools Have Barriers That May Limit Access for Students with Disabilities

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary, José E. Serrano (NY-15), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03), chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor released a groundbreaking U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 2678, the No President is Above the Law Act

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Washington, D.C. –T oday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 2678, the No President is Above the Law Act: "The two bills we are considering today center around the same basic theme: presidential accountability. When the nation’s founders wrote the Constitution, after having just fought a war agai... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 7694, the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act

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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. 7694, the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act: "The Trump Administration has exposed certain holes in the fabric of our democracy by engaging in conduct that was once unthinkable. One area in which it has shredded basic norms that have g... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement in Support of Raskin Amendment to H.R. 7694, the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following remarks in support of Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD)'s amendment to H.R. 7694, the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act: "I strongly support the Raskin amendment, which makes explicit that a President has no authority to pardon himself for his own crimes. "The Constitution itself would appear ... Read more »

DOJ & DHS IGs Launch Investigation into Trump Administration Use of Force Against Protestors After Nadler, Thompson & Maloney Demand Investigation

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Inspectors General (IG) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced they will both launch investigations into the Trump Administration's use of violent tactics against peaceful protestors in Washington D.C., Portland, Oregon, and elsewhere around the country. The DOJ and DHS IGs announced the investigations after House Judici... Read more »

Nadler, House Democratic Leaders Call for Senate Action on the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act Four Weeks After Passage

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Washington, D.C. – Today, four weeks after the House passed the bipartisan George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (CA-37) called on the Republican-led Senate to take action on the legislation. The law is named for Geor... Read more »