National Security

THOMPSON, NADLER, CUMMINGS DEMAND ANSWERS ON THE WHITE HOUSE’S SECURITY CLEARANCE PROCESS & JARED KUSHNER’S INTERIM CLEARANCE

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Today, Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson, Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler, and Oversight & Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to demand answers on how the Trump White House handles the security clearance process for its staff. Press reports revealing details of Jared Kushner... Read more »

Nadler, Cummings, Schiff Issue Joint Statement in Response to New FBI Text Messages & Republican Chairmen Attacks Against the FBI

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to statements by their respective Republican Chairmen regarding text messages between two FBI officials relea... Read more »

AHEAD OF CENSURE RESOLUTION INTRODUCTION, RANKING MEMBER NADLER RAISES TRUMP’S “SHITHOLE” COMMENTS DURING COMMITTEE MARKUP, CALLING THEM “HATEFUL, DISCRIMINATORY, AND RACIST”

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Watch Here Today, during his opening statement in the House Judiciary Committee markup of H.R. 4170, the Disclosing Foreign Influence Act, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) raised the censure resolution being led by the Congressional Black Caucus and House Judiciary Committee Democrats concerning President Trump’s racist “shithole” remarks last week, and called on his colleagues to formally rep... Read more »

NADLER STATEMENT ON “DISCLOSING FOREIGN INFLUENCE ACT”

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY.) delivered the following remarks during the House Judiciary Committee’s markup of “H.R. 4170, the “ Disclosing Foreign Influence Act.” H.R. 4170, the “Disclosing Foreign Influence Act,” appears to be a good faith attempt to strengthen the Department of Justice’s ability to enforce the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, or ... Read more »

NADLER & THOMPSON: NEW DHS/DOJ TERRORISM REPORT IS MISLEADING & PERPETUATES TRUMP’S ANTI-IMMIGRANT VIEWS

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler and House Homeland Security Ranking Member Bennie Thompson today released a joint statement in response to amisleading report released by the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security regarding terrorism in America. “Today, the Trump Administration released a report that purports to claim that foreign-born individuals commit t... Read more »

NEXT WEEK: RICHMOND & NADLER TO INTRODUCE CENSURE RESOLUTION LED BY CBC AND HOUSE JUDICIARY DEMOCRATS AFTER TRUMP’S RACIST COMMENTS

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Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced that they plan to introduce a censure resolution following the MLK holiday next week, in response to President Donald Trump’s comments on American immigration policy regarding Haiti and African countries during a January 11, 2018 meeting with Members of Con... Read more »

RANKING MEMBER JERROLD NADLER’S FLOOR STATEMENT IN OPPOSITION TO THE FISA AMENDMENTS AND REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2017

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY.) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor during the debate of “S.139, the “FISA Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 2017.” I rise in strong opposition to S. 139, the “FISA Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 2017,” which reauthorizes Section 702 of FISA for six years without enacting adequate protections for our p... Read more »

Nadler Welcomes New Judiciary Democrat & Announces Subcommittee Assignments for Second Session of 115th Congress

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) welcomed Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10) to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and announced the new subcommittee structure for the second session of the 115th Congress. “I am pleased to welcome Congresswoman Val Demings to the House Judiciary Committee. Congresswoman Demings will bring invaluable real world experience to our commi... Read more »

Fact Sheet: s. 139, FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act

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This Bill Continues Warrantless Access to Email and Phone Calls Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is a critical national security tool set to expire on January 19, 2018. With the proper set of reforms in place—changes that preserve its effectiveness while protecting the privacy of Americans swept up into government surveillance — House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerr... Read more »

DEMOCRATIC RANKING MEMBERS SEND LETTER TO SPEAKER RYAN ON HOUSE REPUBLICANS’ REFUSAL TO FULLY INVESTIGATE RUSSIA’S THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY AND NATIONAL SECURITY

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House Democratic Ranking Members Eliot Engel, Maxine Waters, Jerrold Nadler, Bennie Thompson, Elijah Cummings and Robert Brady sent a letter to Speaker Ryan today urging House Republicans to join Democrats to fully investigate and address Russia’s threat to our democracy and national security. This letter comes as we mark one year since the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s report ... Read more »