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Nadler & Bass Demand Answers, Public Briefings from DOJ on Handling COVID-19 in Federal Prisons & CARES Act Implementation as Infections and Deaths Rise in the System

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Washington, D.C. – As COVID-19 continues to spread to prisoners and staff at federal prisons across the country and the death rate rises, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr to demand answers and regular, public briefings regarding the handling of COVID-19 in federal pri... Read more »

Democrats Argue Supreme Court Should Protect Birth Control Coverage for Women Across the Country Against Trump Administration Rule

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, a bicameral group of Democratic Members of Congress submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court in support of Pennsylvania’s lawsuit challenging a Trump Administration rule that would undermine access to birth control for women across the country. Since the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit went into effect in 2012, over 60 million women nationwid... Read more »

Nadler, Schakowsky, Cicilline & Pallone Introduce Bill to Protect Americans from Price Gouging During COVID-19 Health Crisis

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) introduced the COVID-19 Price Gouging Pre... Read more »

Nadler & Lofgren Renew Call on ICE to Protect Migrants & Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic

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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 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matthew T. Albence requesting that ICE take more aggressive measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in detention facilities, including release of individuals who ... Read more »

House Committee Chairs Request Extension of Public Comment Periods During Coronavirus National Emergency

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Washington, D.C. – Fourteen House Committee Chairs sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell Vought today requesting an immediate extension of public comment periods, hearings and meetings due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Committee leaders asked that OMB direct agencies to extend public comment periods by at least 45 days beyond the end of the decl... Read more »

After Rising Numbers of Federal Prisoners Test Positive for COVID-19 & First COVID-19 related Death Reported in Federal Prison, Nadler & Bass Renew Call for DOJ to Take Action

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr urging him to use the authority granted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to protect the most vulnerable prisoners and those working in federal prisons from coronavirus (... Read more »

Nadler, Feinstein, Durbin, Lofgren Demand DHS Give Due Process As Required By Law to Unaccompanied Children During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senate Subcommittee on Immigration Ranking Member Dick Durbin (D-IL), and House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf regarding repo... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Introduces Bill to Help State and Local Prisons Test & Treat COVID-19

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the COVID–19 Correctional Facility Emergency Response Act of 2020. The legislation would allocate funds to state and local governments to provide testing and treatment for COVID-19 to individuals in correctional facilities. This legislation is cosponsored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), House Judiciary Crime ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on the Work of the Judiciary Committee on the Democratic COVID-19 Response Package, The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on H.R. 6379, the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act: “As the world grapples with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that Congress work to protect and strengthen our nation’s health, safety and security at every level. I am proud to join with my Democ... Read more »

Nadler & Bass Demand Answers from DOJ About Federal Bureau of Prisons & U.S. Marshals Service Response to Coronavirus

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr requesting information concerning the Department of Justice’s handling of novel coronavirus (or COVID-19) and the health and safety of those imprisoned and working in federal prisons. On March 12, 2020, Chairm... Read more »