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Nadler, Cohen Seek Answers from DOJ on President Trump's Use of Emergency Powers During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Washington, D.C. – In light of President Trump's repeated threats to invoke "very strong emergency powers" in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Chairman Steve Cohen (D-TN) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr requesting a briefing and documents on the Adminis... Read more »

Nadler, Cicilline Condemn Amazon's Apparent Lack of Candor in Response to Bombshell News Report

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Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to a Wall Street Journal report that Amazon used sensitive business information from third-party sellers on its platform to develop competing products---contradicting its sworn testimony to Congress---House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statements: “If tr... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Statement on Executive Order Halting Immigration

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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) released the following statement on President Trump's executive order pausing immigration for 60 days: "As we predicted based on his earlier tweet, Trump’s executive order is simply meant to divide and distract us from his tragic failure to effectively combat ... Read more »

Schiff, Nadler Call for Inspector General to Review Attorney General Barr's Comments on Atkinson Firing

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to the Department of Justice’s Acting Director of the Office of Professional Responsibility Jeffrey Ragsdale and Inspector General Michael Horowitz. In the letter, Schiff and Nadler cal... Read more »

Nadler & Cohen Send Letter to Democratic Caucus on President Trump's Assertion of "Total" Authority

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Washington, D.C. – Following President Trump's false assertion that he has "total" authority to "reopen the economy" and to order States to relax social distancing measures, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Chairman Steve Cohen (D-TN) sent a letter to the Democratic Caucus outlining the president's act... Read more »

House & Senate Judiciary Lawmakers Seek Information on USPTO Operations Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Chairman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. (D-GA) sent a letter toUnder Secretary of Commerce For Intellectual Property and U.S. Department of Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu requesting information on the impact the coronavirus... Read more »

Chairman Nadler, Reps. Rose & Pascrell Introduce Legislation to Compensate Public Safety Officers Who Are Disabled or Die from COVID-19

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Representative Max Rose (D-NY), and Co-Chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), introduced the Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act of 2020. This legislation would expand an existing federal program to ensure that public safety officers who contract COVID-19... Read more »

Nadler, Engel, Thompson Statement on Trump Administration's Suspension of Asylum Processing

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) issued the following joint statement calling on the Trump Administration to explain the legality of the decision to suspend the rights of asylum seekers in the United States: “We understand ... Read more »

House Chairs Condemn President's Assault on IGs

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the chairs of multiple House Committees sent a letter condemning President Donald Trump’s assault on Inspectors General (IGs) and requesting direct input from the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency on legislative and other proposals to increase the independence of IGs and protect them from retaliation. “Unlike any President in modern history, P... Read more »

Nadler, Cicilline, and Antitrust Subcommittee Democrats Demand Answers on FTC Approval of Covidien's Acquisition of Newport Medical Instruments

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Washington, D.C. –Today, the Democratic Members of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons requesting documents regarding the FTC's investigation of Covidien's acquisition of ... Read more »