Civil Liberties

Nadler, Lofgren Statement on Trump Administration's Proposed Cuts to Refugee Admissions Ceiling

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Washington, D.C. –Today, the State Department provided a Report to Congress regarding the Administration’s Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020. The report proposes an abysmal refugee admissions ceiling of 18,000 for the coming fiscal year. Additionally, President Trump issued an Executive Order titled “Enhancing State and Local Involvement in Refugee Resettlement,” which would allow s... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Subcommittee Hearing on “The Federal Judiciary in the 21st Century: Ensuring the Public’s Right of Access to the Courts”

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet hearing on access to the courts: “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this important hearing on the public’s access to the courts. No one in this room takes for granted the complexity and importance of t... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Joint Hearing on "Oversight of the Trump Administration's Muslim Ban"

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Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during a Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations joint hearing on "Oversight of the Trump Administration's Muslim Ban:" "When the Trump Administration issued its first version of the Muslim Ban in January 2017, it was immediately appa... Read more »

President’s Attacks on Intelligence Community Whistleblower Threaten National Security and Accountability

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Washington, D.C. (Sept. 20, 2019)—Today, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam B. Schiff, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, and Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump personally attacking an Intelligence Communi... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act

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Washington, D.C. — Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following floor statement in support of H.R. 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act): “I rise in strong support of H.R. 1423, the ‘Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act,’ or the ‘FAIR Act.’ “This critical legislation would restore access to justice for millions of Americans who a... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Hearing on "Oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act"

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Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement for the hearing "Oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act:" "The Judiciary Committee is holding today’s hearing to carry out one of its most important tasks: to ensure that the tools used by our government to keep us safe are consistent with our values and with the freedoms guaranteed by ... Read more »

September 19th: House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on Policing

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On Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold an oversight hearing on policing practices. The hearing will focus on the role of the federal government in addressing concerns about unconstitutional practices, enhancing accountability and in developing 21st century policing practices. Witnesses: Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner James Blake, Former Pro Tennis... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Demand Administration Comply with Legal Requirement for Refugee Consultation, Urge Against Further Cuts to Refugee Admissions

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan, andHealth and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar demanding the Administration engage in consultations with Congress, as require... Read more »

Nadler & Lofgren Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Trump Administration Asylum Ban

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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) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to allow Department of Homeland Security's to enforce an interim final rule that bars individuals from seeking asylum unless they first sought asylum in a third-countr... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a markup of H.R. 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act): “H.R. 1423, the ‘Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act,’ or the ‘FAIR Act,’ would restore access to justice for millions of Americans who are currently locked out of the court system and are forced to settle... Read more »