Government Oversight

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement, as prepared, on the House floor in support of H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020: "Madam Speaker, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act—or FISA—authorizes the government to collect foreign intelligence in the United States under the supervision of a secret c... Read more »

House Judiciary Files Petition for Rehearing in Lawsuit for Testimony of Former WH Counsel Don McGahn

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Judiciary Committee filed a petition for rehearing before the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in its litigation to enforce its subpoena to former White House Counsel Don McGahn. Last Friday, a divided three-judge panel held that the judiciary has no place resolving these types of disputes. As today’s petition argues, “this unprecedented ruling co... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on D.C. Circuit Ruling on McGahn

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the appeals court decision inCommittee on the Judiciary v. McGahn: "I strongly disagree with today’s split decision. It is fundamentally hostile to reason and precedent, as the dissent recognized. If upheld, it would destroy the power of Congress to gather information and ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on President Trump's FY 2021 Budget

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Democratic staff released an analysis of President Trump's proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement concerning the proposed budget: “Like previous years, President Trump’s budget proposal is an affront to American values. The President’s harsh anti-immigrant prioriti... Read more »

House Judiciary Democrats Announce AG Barr to Testify Before Committee

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter signed by 23 Judiciary Committee Democratic Members confirming Attorney General William Barr will testify before the Committee on March 31st to address numerous concerns regarding his leadership of the Department of Justice and the President's improper influence over the Department and our criminal jus... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Demands Answers from AG Barr on Giuliani Back Channel to DOJ

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr to demand answers after Senator Lindsey Graham and Attorney General Barr admit that Rudy Giuliani is sending information concerning Ukraine to the Department of Justice through a special intake process. Full text of the letter is availablehereand below: February 10, 20... Read more »

February 13: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts to Hold Hearing on Harassment and Discrimination in the Federal Judiciary

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Washington, D.C. – On February 13, 2020 the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold a hearing on “Protecting Federal Judiciary Employees from Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Other Workplace Misconduct.” The hearing will examine the state of the Federal Judiciary’s protections against workplace harassment, discrimination and other misconduct.... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Oversight Hearing with FBI Director Wray

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during an oversight hearing with Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray: "Thank you, Director Wray, for being here. "Although we have a great deal of ground to cover today, nearly every topic we discuss will be linked to two questions:How is the FBI workin... Read more »

House Managers Statement on Senate Blocking Witnesses and Documents

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Washington, DC – Today, the House Managers for the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump issued the following statement: Senators just voted to make this the first impeachment trial in the history of the United States without witnesses and documents, which were blocked by President Trump during the inquiry. The House Managers proved their case with a mountain of evidence, as some Republic... Read more »