Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

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 »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Evidence of Current and Ongoing Voting Discrimination"

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Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during a Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "Evidence of Current and Ongoing Voting Discrimination:" "Since the Supreme Court’s disastrous 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which effectively gutted the most critical enforcement provision of the Voting Rig... Read more »

House Judiciary Passes FAIR Act, Legislation to End Forced Arbitration

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act) by a vote of 22-14. The FAIR Act would end the use of forced arbitration in consumer, worker, civil rights, and antitrust disputes. This is the first time the bill has ever moved in Congress. The bill now heads to the House floor for a full vote. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 4018

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks for the markup of H.R. 4018, a criminal justice reform bill regarding elderly offenders: “H.R. 4018 is a modest, but important, bill to address an inadvertent drafting error in the Second Chance Act that has prevented elderly and terminally ill offenders who qualify for early ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 2426, the Copyright Alternatives in Small-Claims Enforcement 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. 2426, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019: “H.R. 2426, the ‘Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019’ or the ‘CASE Act,’ would establish a voluntary small claims court within the Copyright Office to hea... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement at Memphis Field Hearing on "Discriminatory Barriers to Voting"

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Memphis, Tennessee– Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement at a Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties field hearing in Memphis, Tennessee on discriminatory barriers to voting: “I want to begin by thanking the Chairman of the Subcommittee, Mr. Cohen, for welcoming us to Memphis, and for holding this important hearing. It is f... Read more »

Lawmakers Lead Bicameral Investigation into the Elimination of Medical Deferred Action

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), along with Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA), Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and other lawmakers penned a letter to Acting Department of Hom... Read more »