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Chairman Nadler Statement for Oversight Hearing on "Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability"

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during an oversight hearing to examine the crisis of racial profiling, police brutality and lost trust between police departments and the communities they serve: "We are all familiar with the terrifying words 'I can’t breathe.' They were uttered in Minneapolis b... Read more »

House Judiciary Democrats File Amicus Brief in United States v. Michael Flynn

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) filed an amicus brief on behalf of all Democratic Members of the Committee in the case of United States v. Michael Flynn in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Following the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss the government’s criminal charges against Michael Flynn, which set off numerous pr... Read more »

Chair Bass, Senators Booker and Harris, and Chair Nadler Introduce the Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-CA), Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the Justice in Policing Act of 2020,the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement and build trust between law enforcement and our comm... Read more »

Nadler, Johnson and Cohen Urge Judicial Conference Against Withdrawing Draft Advisory Opinion 117

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Chairman Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA), and Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Chair Steve Cohen (D-TN) urged the Committee of Codes of Conduct of the Judicial Conference of the United States not to be pressured ... Read more »

Nadler, Cicilline, Neguse and Members of the House Judiciary Committee Seek Answers from Trump Administration on its Apparent Exploitation of the COVID-19 Pandemic to Push a Reckless Deregulatory Agenda

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Vice Chairman Joe Neguse (D-CO), and ten additional Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee sent a letter seeking answers regarding the Trump Administr... Read more »

Nadler & Bass Condemn DEA's Expansion of Authority Against Peaceful Protestors

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) condemned the expansion of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's law enforcement authority, which includes the use of “covert surveillance,” to investigate peaceful protestors in cities across the country. In a letter to Attorney General William Barr and U.S. D... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Introduces Legislation to Reduce AG Barr's Budget, Reign in Efforts to Politicize DOJ

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced legislation to cut $50 million from the Department of Justice (DOJ) General Administration account, which funds the Attorney General's personal office. The legislation is part of a series of actions Chairman Nadler announced earlier this week to counter Attorney General William Barr's continued defiance o... Read more »

Nadler & Lofgren Seek GAO Investigation Into Improper Sharing of DACA Recipients' Personal Information Within DHS

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to open an investigation into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) following reports that the agency is improperly sharing personal information of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients wi... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on Protecting the Right to Vote During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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 the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "Protecting the Right to Vote During the COVID-19 Pandemic:" "Thank you, Chairman Cohen, and thanks to all of our witnesses for joining us today. "I want to note that althou... Read more »

Nadler, Grijalva, Smith and Thompson Call for Answers on Trump Administration's Use of Force Against Peaceful DC Protestors

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Washington, D.C. –House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) sent a letter today seeking answers on the Trump Administration's use of tear gas, pepper spray, smoke canisters, stun grenades, and rubber bull... Read more »