Bill Would Implement Universal Background Checks, Close Loopholes

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Washington, D.C. –Today House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with original cosponsors Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Christopher Smith (R-NJ), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Lucy McBath (D-GA), announced the introduction of the H.R. 8, Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021. This landmark gun violence prevention legislation requires background checks on all firearm sales. You can click here to read bill text and here for a section by section.

“The last two years have been a turning point in our longstanding fight…


Bold, Comprehensive Bill to Address Police Misconduct

U.S. House to Vote on the Bill Next Week As Police Brutality and Protests Against It Continue

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Bass & Nadler Reintroduce the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
Bold, Comprehensive Bill to Address Police Misconduct

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 as protests against police brutality and lack of accountability continued. The most recent protests occurred last night in Rochester, New York, after a grand jury failed to indict the police officers who handcuffed Daniel Prude, placed a hood over his head and pressed him into the pavement until he lost consciousness. He died that night.

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 is a bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable…


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Chairman Nadler Statement on Senate Impeachment Vote

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s 57–43 vote to acquit former President Trump:

“For four years, former President Trump spewed rhetoric of hate and menacing division, steadily inflaming tensions and raising the temperature of our national discourse. The horrific events of January 6th were the natural result of years of extremist sympathies and subversion of democratic norms. It is not in doubt, nor has it ever been: Trump holds direct responsibility for having incited an insurrection against the U.S. Capitol. …


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U.S. House of Representatives Files Reply to Former President Trump’s Impeachment Trial Brief

Washington, D.C. — Today, the House Impeachment Managers, on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, filed with the Secretary of the Senate a Reply Memorandum to the Trial Memorandum filed by former President Donald J. Trump in his impeachment trial. In their Reply, the Managers respond to former President Trump’s meritless legal arguments and baseless assertions.

In the Reply, the Managers write:

President Trump’s pre-trial brief confirms that he has no good defense of his incitement of an insurrection against the Nation he swore an oath to protect. Instead, he tries to shift the blame onto his supporters…


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U.S. House of Representatives Files Replication to Former President Trump’s Answer to the Article of Impeachment

Washington, DC — Today, the House Impeachment Managers, on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, filed with the Secretary of the Senate a Replication to the Response to the Summons of former President Donald J. Trump to the Article of Impeachment.

In the Replication, the House Managers write:

“The evidence of President Trump’s conduct is overwhelming. He has no valid excuse or defense for his actions. And his efforts to escape accountability are entirely unavailing. As charged in the Article of Impeachment, President Trump violated his Oath of Office and betrayed the American people. His incitement of insurrection…


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Washington, D.C. — Today, Lead Impeachment Manager Jamie Raskin sent a letter to former President Donald Trump requesting that he provide testimony under oath, either before or during the Senate impeachment trial, about his conduct on January 6. …


The brief lays out the case for the conviction of former President Trump for “incitement of insurrection against the Republic he swore to protect.”

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Washington, D.C. — Today, the House Impeachment Managers filed their Trial Memorandum of the United States House of Representatives in the Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump. The brief lays out the case for the conviction of former President Donald J. Trump for “incitement of insurrection against the Republic he swore to protect.” As directed by the Senate, the memorandum also describes the Senate’s obligation to hear this case, affirming that “[t]he Constitution governs the first day of the President’s term, the last day, and every moment in between.”

After the brief was filed, House Managers Jamie Raskin…


“It is critical that all of the perpetrators of this insurrectionist attack be identified, investigated, arrested, charged and subsequently prosecuted.”

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Chairman Nadler Seeks Answers on DOJ’s Prosecution of January 6th Insurrectionists

Washington, D.C. — Following reports that the U.S. Attorney’s Office is considering not charging a large portion of the insurrectionists who breached the United States Capitol on January 6th, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter to Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson demanding that the Department of Justice dedicate every available resource to its offices across the country in order to ensure that all insurrectionists and rioters are held accountable.

The Chairman is seeking any memorandum or guidance documents issued to the Justice Department’s 94 U.S. Attorney offices regarding any investigative guidelines, strike forces or prosecutorial…


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Chairman Nadler Statement Ahead of House Transmitting Article of Impeachment & Trump Impeachment Trial

Washington, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler released the following statement ahead of the House Impeachment Managers transmitting H.Res. 24, An Article of Impeachment Charging President Trump with Incitement of Insurrection, to the Senate. The impeachment trial will start the week of February 8th.

“Today, our team of managers will deliver the article of impeachment to the Senate and formally begin the second trial of Donald Trump. Although I remain hopeful for our country after the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris, we must not give Donald Trump a pass for inciting a deadly insurrection on…


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Chairman Nadler Applauds Biden-Harris Day One Executive Action on Racial Equity

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ executive action on racial equity:

“I applaud President Biden and Vice President Harris for taking a bold step on their first day in office to address racial inequality in our country. This executive order lays the groundwork to fight systemic racism that has permeated through every sector of public life and through policies that help some and leave those most in need behind. Every person in this country deserves to be treated fairly, to have access…

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