Tag Archives: Jerry Nadler

House Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana, Again


On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, a bill that would decriminalize marijuana federally. The legislation passed 220 to 204, largely along party lines, with Democrats in support and Republicans opposed. If it were to pass the Senate, the …

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Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Eliminate Excessive Court Fines and Fees

Jerry Nadler

Across the country, courts often impose excessive fines and fees without considering an individual’s ability to pay – disproportionately impacting low-income communities and communities of color. This week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) reintroduced the State Justice Improvement Act, legislation that will make …

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New York Congressional Leaders Urge Gov. Cuomo To Resign

A sizable majority of the Democrats serving in New York’s congressional delegation are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign following the latest sexual harassment allegations reported. The newest allegations say that the Governor groped a female aide last year. Soon after, a wave of statements were released by elected officials …

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House Passes ‘George Floyd Justice In Policing Act’

The House voted 220-212 on Wednesday evening to pass a police reform bill named for George Floyd, whose death in Minneapolis last year led to nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice. “The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act fundamentally transforms the culture of policing with strong, unprecedented reforms,” said Speaker …

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