Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.J.Res. 79, "Removing the Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment"

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during the markup of H.J.Res. 79, a joint resolution that would remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and ensure that the ERA can become a part of our Constitution once a sufficient number of states ratify it: "H.J. Res. 79, introduced by Representative Jack... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on SCOTUS Oral Arguments on DACA

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Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Trump Administration’s attempt to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. In response, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement: “Two years ago, the Trump Administration decided to end DACA, threatening to upend the lives of 800,000 Dreamers who are working law... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Announces Next Step in Effort to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

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Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced that the House Judiciary Committee would be marking up H.J.Res. 79 to eliminate the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The markup, scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th, represents the next step to clear the path for ratifying the ERA and enshrining equality for both sexes into the U.S. Constitution. The mar... Read more »

Nadler Statement on Proposed HHS Rule Allowing Discrimination Against LGBTQ Families

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's proposed rule allowing Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant recipients to continue getting taxpayer funding even if they discriminate against LGBTQ families: "Under this proposed rule, the Trump Administration would allow programs receiving Department of He... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "The Impact of Current Immigration Policies on Service Members and Veterans, and their Families"

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during a Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing on "The Impact of Current Immigration Policies on Service Members and Veterans, and their Families:" "Immigrants have served in the U.S. armed forces in every major conflict since the Revolutionary War. According t... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Passes H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee successfully marked-up H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, which finally responds to the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder that effectively gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act’s most important enforcement mechanism—its preclearance requirement contained in Section 5—by striking down the coverage formula that determined which... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a markup of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019: "H.R. 4, the “Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019,” is a comprehensive and much-needed proposal to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in various ways to restore that core civil rights statute to its full vitality. The bill... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Hearing on Securing America's Elections Part II: Oversight of Government Agencies

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement for the hearing on “Securing America’s Elections Part II: Oversight of Government Agencies.” “In 2016, our elections were attacked. Three years later, our intelligence community has universally confirmed that foreign actors have redoubled their efforts and are preparing, as we speak, t... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Legislative Proposals to Strengthen the Voting Rights Act"

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during a Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "Legislative Proposals to Strengthen the Voting Rights Act:" "Over the past several months, this Subcommittee, under Chairman Cohen, has held a series of hearings examining the state of voting rights in Americ... Read more »