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We must do all we can to ensure that the rights women secured 49 years ago are upheld.
01/21/2022
Is This The Last Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade?

We must do all we can to ensure that the rights women secured 49 years ago are upheld.

Looming Supreme Court decisions that could scrap or fundamentally alter abortion rights have darkened this year’s commemoration of the landmark case.

With four companies producing over 80% of our nation's beef, our meat supply chain is highly fragile. There needs to be ...
01/19/2022
Opinion | Building a Better Meatpacking Industry

With four companies producing over 80% of our nation's beef, our meat supply chain is highly fragile. There needs to be a fairer, more competitive, more resilient meat supply chain to promote competition in the food system.

Instead of breaking up the big meatpacking companies, the Biden administration is supporting the creation of rivals.

Today House Democrats passed the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act which will protect the sanctity of the vote and the ...
01/13/2022
House passes voting rights package, setting up Senate filibuster showdown

Today House Democrats passed the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act which will protect the sanctity of the vote and the integrity of our elections.

It is time for the Senate to pass this critical civil rights legislation NOW.

The House passed voting rights legislation on Thursday in a way that is intended to set up a battle in the Senate over that issue as well as the filibuster.The measure passed in a 220-203 party-line vote.

Nothing is more fundamental to American democracy than voting rights. That is why President Joe Biden is headed to Georg...
01/11/2022
Live updates: Biden, Harris address voting rights in speech

Nothing is more fundamental to American democracy than voting rights. That is why President Joe Biden is headed to Georgia today to talk about reforming the democratic process so that the Senate can pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver a speech on voting rights Tuesday in Atlanta as Senate Democrats continue to trudge forward in their pursuit of voting rights legislation. Follow here for the latest news.

Cash bail and excessive court fees and fines do not burden all Americans equally. Rather than improving public safety, s...
01/10/2022
Opinion | Can’t pay the court? Go to jail. Debtors’ prison lives on.

Cash bail and excessive court fees and fines do not burden all Americans equally. Rather than improving public safety, such fees and fines have only placed an undue burden on our most vulnerable communities.

Check nearly any municipal or county jail in the country, and you’ll find people locked up on the charge of "failure to pay."

01/06/2022

One year ago today, the former President directed a violent insurrection against the Capitol to overturn the 2020 presidential election. We must never forget the trauma endured or the sacrifices made by the brave men and women protecting the Capitol.

There are those who seek to downplay the violence of that day and the ongoing threats that continue to endanger our democracy. That is why we need to continue fighting against the efforts to erode our democracy and invalidate free and fair elections.

NEWS: FBI agents infiltrated racial justice protests in Portland, OR to surveil citizens engaged in First Amendment prot...
12/23/2021
The F.B.I. Deployed Surveillance Teams Inside Portland Protests

NEWS: FBI agents infiltrated racial justice protests in Portland, OR to surveil citizens engaged in First Amendment protected activity from May 2020 to the present.

Today Chairman Jerry Nadler sent a letter to Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) Michael E. Horowitz requesting an investigation of these surveillance practices that were used against Americans exercising their right to peaceably assemble.

Read the letter here:
https://judiciary.house.gov/UploadedFiles/2021-12-23_Letter_to_DOJ_IG_Re_Protester_Surveillance.pdf

Federal agents infiltrated Portland’s unruly racial justice protests, dressing to blend in and capturing clandestine video. The tactics raised internal concern.

Yesterday a federal judge rejected the plan of reorganization for Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, which would hav...
12/17/2021
Federal judge rejects Purdue Pharma's settlement of opioid lawsuits over legal protections for members of Sackler family

Yesterday a federal judge rejected the plan of reorganization for Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, which would have shielded the Sackler family from future lawsuits relating to their role in the opioid crisis.

A federal judge has overturned the opioid settlement of more than $4 billion that gave the Sackler family broad protection against civil litigation and resolved all outstanding civil suits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.

NEWS: SCOTUS has let #SB8, the 6-week Texas abortion law continue to be enforced but will allow providers to challenge t...
12/10/2021
Supreme Court lets Texas abortion law continue but says providers can sue

NEWS: SCOTUS has let #SB8, the 6-week Texas abortion law continue to be enforced but will allow providers to challenge the law in federal court.

Every day this law remains in effect is another day Texans are deprived of their constitutional rights.

The Supreme Court left in place Friday a Texas abortion law that bars the procedure after the first six weeks of pregnancy, but the justices said that abortion providers have the right to challenge the law in federal court.

NEWS: Today the House passed the #ProtectingOurDemocracy Act, a comprehensive package of reforms that will strengthen Am...
12/09/2021
House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen, Protect Our Democracy

NEWS: Today the House passed the #ProtectingOurDemocracy Act, a comprehensive package of reforms that will strengthen America’s democratic institutions against future presidents who could seek to abuse the power of their office for corrupt purposes.

Washington, D.C. — Today, the House passed the Protecting Our Democracy Act on a bipartisan basis — a comprehensive package of reforms…

The Department of Justice is responsible for collecting and publishing data of law enforcement's use of excessive force ...
12/08/2021
Law Enforcement: DOJ Can Improve Publication of Use of Force Data and Oversight of Excessive Force Allegations

The Department of Justice is responsible for collecting and publishing data of law enforcement's use of excessive force but failed to do so in FYs 2016-2020. This data is critical to increasing transparency and reducing the use of excessive force.

Today, a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report makes an important series of recommendations to improve DOJ oversight for collecting and publishing data on law enforcement's use of excessive force.

The Department of Justice is responsible for collecting and publishing data on law enforcement's use of excessive force. It also may investigate cases...

Transparency and ethics are vital to the integrity of the judiciary. This week, the House passed a bipartisan bill that ...
12/03/2021
House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Speed Judges’ Financial Disclosures

Transparency and ethics are vital to the integrity of the judiciary. This week, the House passed a bipartisan bill that makes necessary progress toward accountability by bringing transparency to our nation's courts.

The legislation, approved by a 422-4 vote, follows a WSJ investigation into judges’ financial conflicts.

WATCH LIVE The Judiciary Committee - Democrats is holding a hearing on administrative law and the processes and procedur...
12/01/2021
The Administrative Procedure Act at 75

WATCH LIVE

The Judiciary Committee - Democrats is holding a hearing on administrative law and the processes and procedures governing Federal agency rulemaking.

| The Administrative Procedure Act at 75: Ensuring the Rulemaking Process is Transparent, Accountable, and Effective | Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial,...

Forced arbitration silences survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault and allows companies to protect predators....
12/01/2021
She Wanted to Accuse a Celebrated Techie of S*xual Assault But Couldn’t. Until Now.

Forced arbitration silences survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault and allows companies to protect predators. Recently, Judiciary Committee - Democrats passed legislation that ends this unjust and cruel system.

Zia Chishti has resigned from his billion-dollar artificial intelligence company Afiniti after the allegations emerged at a congressional hearing.

This week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that directly undermines Roe v. Wade and could determine the future of...
11/29/2021
Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight | AP News

This week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that directly undermines Roe v. Wade and could determine the future of abortion rights and access in America.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there's no middle ground in Wednesday's showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether.

It has been an unprecedented year so far for voting legislation. Already 49 states have proposed more than 400 voter sup...
11/23/2021
The US must commit to voting rights now - The Boston Globe

It has been an unprecedented year so far for voting legislation. Already 49 states have proposed more than 400 voter suppression bills.

We must defend our democracy. It is time for the Senate to pass the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

This year alone, legislatures introduced more than 400 voter suppression bills in 49 states.

This week, the Committee heard from survivors of sexual violence and sexual assault who had been silenced by their force...
11/19/2021
Startup Linked to David Cameron Ousts CEO on S*x Assault Claims

This week, the Committee heard from survivors of sexual violence and sexual assault who had been silenced by their forced arbitration clauses.

Today, these brave survivors show us what a world with accountability can look like.

Zia Chishti spent more than a decade building Afiniti, a company he said would revolutionize the way call centers operate. Along the way, he assembled a star-studded roster of advisers such as a retired U.S. admiral, A-List chief executives, and three former heads of government, including former U.K...

Today the House passed President Joe Biden's #BuildBackBetter Act, transformative legislation that invests in our people...
11/19/2021
Chairman Nadler Celebrates Judiciary Committee Provisions in the Build Back Better Act

Today the House passed President Joe Biden's #BuildBackBetter Act, transformative legislation that invests in our people and in our communities.

Chairman Jerry Nadler: “I am extremely proud that the Build Back Better Act, once-in-a-generation legislation that invests in our economy and will strengthen our communities for years to come, passed the House of Representatives today. The Judiciary Committee provisions in the Build Back Better Act will make our country stronger by protecting long-term immigrant residents, including millions of Dreamers, TPS holders, and essential workers, including farmworkers, who have been vital to sustaining our nation’s economy throughout the COVID19 pandemic. The Committee also worked to include crucial funding for community violence intervention programs, which will help improve public safety, as well as funding to enhance antitrust enforcement, which will protect consumers and ensure robust competition throughout the economy. I am grateful to all who helped shape the Build Back Better Act, and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to send this transformational legislation to President Biden’s desk without delay.”

Historic investments will provide protections to long-term immigrants, improve public safety, enhance antitrust enforcement

NEWS: On Tuesday, November 16th at 10:00 AM, the Committee will hold a hearing examining how forced arbitration clauses ...
11/15/2021
How Forced Arbitration Keeps Victims of S*xual Violence and S*xual Harassment in the Shadows

NEWS: On Tuesday, November 16th at 10:00 AM, the Committee will hold a hearing examining how forced arbitration clauses are used to wrongly prevent survivors of sexual harassment and sexual violence from seeking justice in a public court of law.

WATCH LIVE: https://youtu.be/JC5y1GbfUVk

Full witness list can be found here: https://judiciary.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=4779

| Silenced: How Forced Arbitration Keeps Victims of S*xual Violence and S*xual Harassment in the Shadows | Full Committee Hearing | EVENT ID: 114227 |TWITTER...

Every American should favor reforms that promote voter participation, but as voting rights come under attack in many sta...
11/10/2021
Opinion | Why on Earth are Republicans still blocking voting rights bills?

Every American should favor reforms that promote voter participation, but as voting rights come under attack in many states, Senate GOP refuses to act.

The Senate must pass the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act now.

After they won big in Virginia, one would think Republicans would want higher turnout.

NEWS: The Justice Department is suing Texas over its new voter suppression law #SB1. Voting rights continue to remain un...
11/04/2021
Justice Department sues Texas over voting restrictions in new election law

NEWS: The Justice Department is suing Texas over its new voter suppression law #SB1.

Voting rights continue to remain under threat for far too many Americans. It is encouraging to see the DOJ take this important step to protect the right to vote.

The lawsuit alleges the GOP-led law violates federal protections for civil rights and voting access.

Sixty-five days. That is how long women in Texas have been effectively stripped of their constitutional right to abortio...
11/04/2021

Sixty-five days. That is how long women in Texas have been effectively stripped of their constitutional right to abortion.

Sixty-five days. That is how long women in Texas have been effectively stripped of their constitutional right to abortion.

Yesterday for the fourth time, Senate GOP blocked debate of #votingrights. Not even allowing for the debate of the John ...
11/04/2021
Senate Republicans block John Lewis voting rights bill in key vote

Yesterday for the fourth time, Senate GOP blocked debate of #votingrights. Not even allowing for the debate of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act flies in the face of what democracy is all about.

The Senate must #RestoreTheVRA.

Senate Republicans blocked the John Lewis Voting Rights Act from advancing on Wednesday when the Senate took a procedural vote on whether to open debate on the legislation.

After decades of inaction, the immigration provisions included in President Joe Biden’s #BuildBackBetter framework will ...
10/28/2021

After decades of inaction, the immigration provisions included in President Joe Biden’s #BuildBackBetter framework will provide a vital investment in human infrastructure that reflects our commitment to a stronger U.S. economy and a vibrant future for all Americans.

Chairman Jerry Nadler: "Congress is taking a key step forward in our effort to modernize our immigration system, and there is no doubt that our country will benefit from the resulting economic gains for decades to come."

Read the Chairman's statement on the immigration provisions in the #BuildBackBetter framework here:
https://judiciary.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=4767

After decades of inaction, the immigration provisions included in President Joe Biden’s #BuildBackBetter framework will provide a vital investment in human infrastructure that reflects our commitment to a stronger U.S. economy and a vibrant future for all Americans.

Chairman Jerry Nadler: "Congress is taking a key step forward in our effort to modernize our immigration system, and there is no doubt that our country will benefit from the resulting economic gains for decades to come."

Read the Chairman's statement on the immigration provisions in the #BuildBackBetter framework here:
https://judiciary.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=4767

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We must do all we can to ensure that the rights women secured 49 years ago are upheld.
The First Step Act, The Pandemic, and Compassionate Release https://judiciary.house.gov/
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With four companies producing over 80% of our nation's beef, our meat supply chain is highly fragile. There needs to be a fairer, more competitive, more resilient meat supply chain to promote competition in the food system.
Today House Democrats passed the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act which will protect the sanctity of the vote and the integrity of our elections. It is time for the Senate to pass this critical civil rights legislation NOW.
Nothing is more fundamental to American democracy than voting rights. That is why President Joe Biden is headed to Georgia today to talk about reforming the democratic process so that the Senate can pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
Cash bail and excessive court fees and fines do not burden all Americans equally. Rather than improving public safety, such fees and fines have only placed an undue burden on our most vulnerable communities.
One year ago today, the former President directed a violent insurrection against the Capitol to overturn the 2020 presidential election. We must never forget the trauma endured or the sacrifices made by the brave men and women protecting the Capitol. There are those who seek to downplay the violence of that day and the ongoing threats that continue to endanger our democracy. That is why we need to continue fighting against the efforts to erode our democracy and invalidate free and fair elections.
NEWS: FBI agents infiltrated racial justice protests in Portland, OR to surveil citizens engaged in First Amendment protected activity from May 2020 to the present. Today Chairman Jerry Nadler sent a letter to Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) Michael E. Horowitz requesting an investigation of these surveillance practices that were used against Americans exercising their right to peaceably assemble. Read the letter here:https://judiciary.house.gov/UploadedFiles/2021-12-23_Letter_to_DOJ_IG_Re_Protester_Surveillance.pdf
Yesterday a federal judge rejected the plan of reorganization for Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, which would have shielded the Sackler family from future lawsuits relating to their role in the opioid crisis.
NEWS: SCOTUS has let #SB8, the 6-week Texas abortion law continue to be enforced but will allow providers to challenge the law in federal court. Every day this law remains in effect is another day Texans are deprived of their constitutional rights.