Civil Liberties

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 »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 886, the Veteran Court Coordination Act of 2019

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a markup of H.R. 886, the Veteran Court Coordination Act: “H.R. 886, the ‘Veteran Court Coordination Act,’ is bipartisan legislation that would help fulfill our responsibilities to this nation’s veterans, particularly those who have service-connected mental health disab... Read more »

Reps. Nadler and Lofgren Applaud Decision Granting a Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Barring Implementation of the Trump Administration's "Public Charge" Rule

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York decision, granting a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its recently finalized “public charge” rule: “Today, the ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "The Expansion and Troubling Use of ICE Detention"

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during a Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing on "The Expansion and Troubling Use of ICE Detention:" "Over the last seven months, this Committee has devoted considerable attention to the Trump Administration’s cruel policies at the border and its attempts to deter individuals f... Read more »