Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Chairman Nadler Applauds Biden-Harris Day One Executive Action on Racial Equity

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris executive action on racial equity: “I applaud President Biden and Vice President Harris for taking a bold step on their first day in office to address racial inequality in our country. This executive order lays the groundwork t... Read more »

Members of Congress to President Trump: Remove Policies Discriminating Against LGBTQ Individuals

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Representative Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) and 116 members of Congress, called on President Trump to direct the federal government to remove all regulations, executive orders and agency policies that discriminate against LGBTQ individuals. Th... Read more »

JUNE 10TH: House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on Police Brutality & Racial Profiling

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Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to examine the crisis of racial profiling, police brutality and lost trust between police departments and the communities they serve. Witnesses to be announced. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement: “There are now protests taking pl... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Presidential Clemency and Opportunities for Reform"

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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 "Presidential Clemency and Opportunities for Reform": "Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution provides the President with the power 'to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Off... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Demands Explanation for New Evidence Showing DHS Lied About Family Separation Records

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Washington, D.C. – Following new evidence that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has withheld documents from the Committee regarding the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance policy," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter to DHS Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf seeking clarification on whether all relevant documents related to family reunification has been pr... Read more »

Top Judiciary & Homeland Democrats Condemn Deployment of Tactical CBP Agents to Various Cities in U.S.

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Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection will deploy law enforcement tactical units to targeted cities in retaliation for their immigration policies, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Subcommittee ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Protecting Federal Judiciary Employees from Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Other Workplace Misconduct"

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement for the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet hearing on "Protecting Federal Judiciary Employees from Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Other Workplace Misconduct": "Thank you, Chairman Johnson, for holding this hearing on workplace protections for Judic... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during the markup of H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act: "Today we consider H.R. 2214, the'National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act,' or NO BAN Act. With this markup, the House Judiciary Committee takes ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 5581, the Access to Counsel Act of 2020

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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. 5581, the Access to Counsel Act of 2020: "H.R. 5581, the 'Access to Counsel Act of 2020,' represents an important step in addressing a significant lack of due process occurring at our ports of entry: the failure to provide access to couns... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.Res. 694, "Recognizing the Importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Laws Derived Therefrom"

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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.Res. 694, "Recognizing the Importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Laws Derived Therefrom": "H. Res. 694, 'Recognizing the importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the laws derived therefrom,' would reaffirm the essential de... Read more »