Border Security

NADLER'S STATEMENT FOR THE MARKUP OF H.R. 1689, THE “PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS PROTECTION ACT OF 2017”

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, delivered the following opening statement for the markup of H.R. 1689, the Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2017: “Mr. Chairman, I question whether marking up H.R. 1689, the “Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2017”, is the wisest use of the Committee’s time. To begin with, the bill is a resp... Read more »

Groups Oppodsing the So-Called "Balanced Budget Amendment"

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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO LEADERSHIP COUNCIL OF AGING ORGANIZATIONS NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS OPPOSING THE BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS KEY POINTS TO HJRES 2 (STANDARD BBA) NAACP NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION WAYS AND MEANS Read more »

HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY DEMS DEMAND ANSWERS ON TRUMP’S BORDER TROOP DEPLOYMENT

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Seven House Democratic national security leaders sent a letter to Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Defense Secretary James Mattis to oppose President Trump’s recent decision to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. Given the potential cost and with border crossings at a 40-year low, the Administration must provide a thorough justification and plan for any deployment of troo... Read more »

Nadler's Statement for Markup of Classification Bills Making Technical Amendments to Update Statutory References to Certain Provisions Classified to the United States Code

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Today we are considering four classification bills. These are noncontroversial and bipartisan bills and I hope that we can move through them quickly. To that end, I am incorporating my comments on all four bills into this single statement. H.R. 5283, H.R. 5293, H.R. 5335, and H.R. 5344 -- make a series of long-overdue technical amendments to the United States Code. They are the product of a metic... Read more »

NADLER & LOFGREN STATEMENT ON AG SESSIONS’ LAWSUIT AGAINST CALIFORNIA’S SANCTUARY LAWS

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) today released a joint statement with Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), on Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ lawsuit against California’s sanctuary laws: “Attorney General Sessions is again attacking local communities who disagree with his anti-immigrant agenda. We... Read more »

NADLER’S STATEMENT ON THE “CITIZENS’ RIGHT TO KNOW ACT OF 2017”

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Mr. Chairman, I believe the consideration of the issues underlying this bill is timely, but unfortunately misguided. This Committee should examine pretrial services and bail issues with the goal of reforming our Nation’s bail system, not for the purpose of protecting the use of money bail, which is unfair to the indigent, unproductive, and expensive for American taxpayers. H.R. 2152, the “Citizen... Read more »

Nadler, Lieu, Raskin Statement on Downgraded Security Clearance for Kushner and Other White House Aides

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Today, following news reports that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and other White House aides working under interim security clearances will have their clearances downgraded over outstanding security concerns, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) issued the following joint state... Read more »

Nadler: Trump Budget does Not Reflect Our Values

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Democratic staff released an analysis of President’s Trump’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement concerning the proposed budget: “President Trump’s budget is weak on crime, is anti-immigrant, and undermines civil rights, legal services and critical regulatory protections. Th... Read more »

CBC, JUDICIARY DEMOCRATS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION TO CENSURE TRUMP FOR RACIST “SHITHOLE” COMMENTS

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Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the House Judiciary Committee – led by CBC Chairman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02) and Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10) respectively – introduced a resolution to censure President Trump for the racist “shithole” comments he made about Haiti and African countries during a bipartisan January 11, 2018, meeting on American immigration policy. The re... Read more »