(/ˈnædlər/; born June 13, 1947) is an American attorney and politician who serves as the U.S. Representative from New York's 10th
Jerry Nadler Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 10th district Incumbent Assumed office
January 3, 2013Preceded by Edolphus TownsMember of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th district In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2013Preceded by James H. ScheuerSucceeded by Hakeem JeffriesMember of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th district In office
November 3, 1992 – January 3, 1993Preceded by Theodore S. WeissSucceeded by Eliot EngelMember of the New York State Assembly
from the 67th district In office
January 1, 1983 – November 3, 1992Preceded by Richard N. GottfriedSucceeded by Scott StringerMember of the New York State Assembly
from the 69th district In office
January 1, 1977 – December 31, 1982Preceded by Albert H. BlumenthalSucceeded by Edward C. Sullivan Personal detailsBorn Jerrold Lewis Nadler
(1947-06-13) June 13, 1947 (age 71)
New York City, New York, U.S.Political party DemocraticSpouse(s) Joyce MillerChildren Michael NadlerEducation Columbia University (BA)
Fordham University (JD)Website House website
Jerrold Lewis Nadler (/ˈnædlər/; born June 13, 1947) is an American attorney and politician who serves as the U.S. Representative from New York's 10th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
After redistricting in 2013, the 10th district now includes the west side of Manhattan from the Upper West Side down to Battery Park, including the site where the World Trade Center stood. It also includes the Manhattan neighborhoods of Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen, and Greenwich Village, as well as parts of Brooklyn such as Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Borough Park, and Bay Ridge. It includes many of New York City's most popular tourist attractions, including the Statue of Liberty, New York Stock Exchange, Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park.
- 1 Early life, education and early political career
- 2 New York Assembly
- 3 U.S. House of Representatives
- 3.1 Elections
- 3.2 Tenure
- 3.3 Committee assignments
- 3.4 Caucus memberships
- 4 Personal life
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Early life, education and early political career
Nadler was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1965 (where his debate team partner was the future philosopher of science Alexander Rosenberg, and his successful campaign for student government president was managed by Dick Morris).
Nadler received his B.A. degree from Columbia University, where he became a brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi, in 1969. He received his J.D. degree from the part-time evening program of Fordham University School of Law while serving in the New York State Assembly in 1978.
Nadler is Jewish.
New York Assembly
He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 1992, sitting in the 182nd, 183rd, 184th, 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th and 189th New York State Legislatures.
In 1985, he ran for Manhattan Borough President. He lost the Democratic primary to David Dinkins. In the general election, he ran as the New York Liberal Party nominee, and was again defeated by Dinkins.
In 1989, he ran for New York City Comptroller. In the Democratic primary, he lost to Kings County D.A. Elizabeth Holtzman.
Nadler founded and chaired the Assembly Subcommittee on Mass Transit and Rail Freight.
U.S. House of Representatives Elections
In 1992, Ted Weiss was expected to run for re-election in the 8th District, which had been renumbered from the 17th after the 1990 U.S. Census. However, Weiss died a day before the primary election. Nadler was nominated to replace Weiss. He ran in two elections on Election Day – a special election to serve the rest of Weiss's term, and a regular election for a full two-year term. He won both handily, and has been re-elected ten times with little serious competition in one of the most Democratic districts in the country. A Republican has not represented this district or its predecessors in over a century.
Tenure Nadler giving a press conference with Nydia Velazquez at the 2017 John F. Kennedy International Airport protest
Nadler is a member of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary and Transportation and Infrastructure committees. He is the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. Despite earlier efforts to bring impeachment charges against George W. Bush, and more recent requests from fellow representatives, he did not schedule hearings on impeachments for Bush or Dick Cheney, saying in 2007 that doing so would be pointless and would distract from the presidential election. In a July 15, 2008, Washington Journal interview, Nadler reiterated the timing defense  while stating that Bush had committed impeachable offenses, but that nothing could be done because the system is "overly political". Ten days later, following upon submission of Articles of Impeachment by Representative Dennis Kucinich, the full House Judiciary Committee held hearings covered solely by C-SPAN  regarding the process. A top Ronald Reagan Justice Department official, Bruce Fein, was among those testifying for impeachment.
Nadler said in a December 2008 interview that he was interested in the U.S. Senate seat that Hillary Clinton was planning to resign to become U.S. Secretary of State in the Obama Administration. He cited his opposition to the war in Iraq, the PATRIOT Act, and the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005 as among his principal qualifications.
Nadler has also vowed to re-introduce the Freedom of Choice Act during the Obama administration.
Nadler was unhappy with the passage of the surveillance-reform compromise bill, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, saying it "abandons the Constitution's protections and insulates lawless behavior from legal scrutiny".
Nadler urged the Attorney General in December 2008 to appoint an independent counsel to investigate Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and other top Bush officials for violating the law on torturing prisoners in US custody.
On September 15, 2009, Nadler, along with two other representatives, introduced the Respect for Marriage Act.
Nadler compared Obama's acceptance of Republican demands to extend Bush-era tax cuts at the highest income levels to someone being roughed-up by the mob, asserting that the Republicans would only allow the middle class tax cut if millionaires and billionaires receive a long-term tax cut as well.
In January 2011, Nadler called the new GOP majority's plan to read the Constitution on the House floor "ritualistic" and complained that it treated the Constitution like "a sacred text" for "propaganda" purposes.
In 2015, Nadler voted to support an agreement to lift economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for Iran's compliance with the terms of the agreement which called for substantial dismantling and scaling back of their nuclear program.
- Income taxes
Nadler has proposed changing the income tax brackets to reflect different regions and their costs of living, which would have lowered the tax rate for New Yorkers. Nadler has opposed giving tax breaks to high-income earners, saying that the country cannot afford it.
- Occupy Wall Street
Nadler sent a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. requesting that Holder investigate whether the police monitoring the Occupy protests had deprived the protestors' Constitutional rights. It was reported that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York City had "ridiculed" Nadler's call for an investigation into police conduct. Bloomberg suggested he would be able to make the streets safer by getting money for homeland security instead.
- Voting record
Nadler has a liberal voting record in the House. He gained national prominence during the impeachment of Bill Clinton, when he described the process as a "partisan railroad job."
This Medicare proposal includes a section that provides for a consortium of organization to study Ground Zero illness.
According to the National Journal, Nadler is one of seven members of the House of Representatives who tie for most liberal.
- Committee on the Judiciary (Ranking Member)
- Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (Ranking Member)
- Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
- Congressional Arts Caucus
- Congressional Progressive Caucus
- Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
In 2002 and 2003, Nadler had laparoscopic duodenal switch surgery, helping him lose more than 100 pounds.
- List of Jewish members of the United States Congress
- ^ "PlanNYC: World Trade Center Redevelopment News". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved November 2, 2007.
- ^ "EPA's Response to the World Trade Center Collapse: Challenges, Successes, and Areas for Improvement Report No. 2003-P-00012" (PDF format). August 21, 2003. Retrieved November 2, 2007.
- ^ "Nadler, Jerrold Lewis". Retrieved November 2, 2007.
- ^ "President's Letter" (PDF format). The Campaign for Stuyvesant. Retrieved November 2, 2007.
- ^ "Notable Alumni". Alpha Epsilon Pi. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- ^ .
- ^ Purdum, Todd S. (September 25, 1992). "Man in the News; Persistence Pays Off: Jerrold Lewis Nadler". The New York Times. Retrieved November 2, 2007.
- ^ "Biography". Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved November 2, 2007.
- ^ Turner, Douglas (February 27, 2006). "Working Up the Nerve Toward 'Impeachment'". The Buffalo News. p. A.6.
- ^ Bellantoni, Christina (April 6, 2007). "Liberals Push to Impeach Bush; Key Democrats Balk at Timing". The Washington Times. p. A.01. ISSN 0732-8494.
- ^ .
- ^ . (via YouTube).
- ^ Amy Goodwin (Director) (December 23, 2008). "Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Calls for Independent Counsel to Investigate Cheney and Rumsfeld for Violating Torture Laws (Interview)". Democracy Now!. Retrieved December 25, 2008.
- ^ "Catholics wary of possible bill on abortion".
- ^ "House Passes Bill on Federal Wiretapping Powers". The New York Times. June 21, 2008.
- ^ "Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Calls for Independent Counsel to Investigate Cheney and Rumsfeld for Violating Torture Laws". Democracy Now!. December 23, 2008.
- ^ Eleveld, Kerry (September 15, 2009). "Respect for Marriage Act Debuts" The Advocate. Retrieved September 15, 2009.
- ^ a b "Nadler: On Taxes GOP Are a Bunch of Gangsters". CBS News. December 12, 2010.
- ^ "Reading between Constitution's lines". The Washington Post. January 5, 2011.
- ^ "Jerrold Nadler, New York Congressman, Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal". The New York Times. August 21, 2015.
- ^ "Tax Burdens Tilt Coastal, and System's Fairness Is Debated". The New York Times. November 11, 2011.
- ^ "Liberal Tax Revolt". The New York Times. July 23, 2010.
- ^ "Mayor and Congressman Clash on Police at Occupy Wall Street Protests". The New York Times.
- ^ "Congressional Record". December 18, 1988. Retrieved November 2, 2007.
- ^ Press release (September 7, 2006). "Nadler Introduces Major New 9/11 Health Bill: The 9/11 Comprehensive Health Benefits Act". Retrieved November 2, 2007.
- ^ "Top Ten Liberal Representatives". National Journal.
- ^ "Membership". Congressional Arts Caucus. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- ^ "Caucus Members". Congressional Progressive Caucus. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- ^ "Members". Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
- ^ Raymond Hernandez, New York Times, Nadler, as a Last Resort, Sheds Weight by Surgery, November 16, 2002
- ^ Associated Press, Rep. Nadler to Undergo Second Surgery for Weight Loss, July 16, 2003
- ^ Danielle Kurtzleben, U.S. News and World Report, Political Figures: Diet Secrets of Famous Politicians: Politicians and Weight Loss, November 9, 2011
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- Jerry Nadler at Curlie (based on DMOZ)
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
- Article on the impeachment of Dick Cheney, ZMag[when?]
- 2008 congressional screening questionnaire response from the 504 Democratic Club
New York Assembly Preceded by
Albert H. Blumenthal Member of the New York Assembly
from the 69th district
1977–1982 Succeeded by
Edward C. Sullivan Preceded by
Richard N. Gottfried Member of the New York Assembly
from the 67th district
1983–1992 Succeeded by
Scott Stringer U.S. House of Representatives Preceded by
Theodore S. Weiss Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th congressional district
1992–1993 Succeeded by
Eliot Engel Preceded by
James H. Scheuer Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district
1993–2013 Succeeded by
Hakeem Jeffries Preceded by
Edolphus Towns Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 10th congressional district
Current U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial) Preceded by
Sam Johnson United States Representatives by seniority
28th Succeeded by
Chairs and Ranking Members of United States House committeesChairs (Republican)Ranking Members (Democratic)
- Administration: Gregg Harper
- Agriculture: Mike Conaway
- Appropriations: Rodney Frelinghuysen
- Armed Services: Mac Thornberry
- Budget: Steve Womack
- Education and the Workforce: Virginia Foxx
- Energy and Commerce: Greg Walden
- Ethics: Susan Brooks
- Financial Services: Jeb Hensarling
- Foreign Affairs: Ed Royce
- Homeland Security: Mike McCaul
- Human Rights (Caucus): Randy Hultgren
- Intelligence (Select): Devin Nunes
- Judiciary: Bob Goodlatte
- Natural Resources: Rob Bishop
- Oversight and Government Reform: Trey Gowdy
- Rules: Pete Sessions
- Science, Space and Technology: Lamar Smith
- Small Business: Steve Chabot
- Transportation and Infrastructure: Bill Shuster
- Veterans' Affairs: Phil Roe
- Ways and Means: Kevin Brady
- Administration: Bob Brady
- Agriculture: Collin Peterson
- Appropriations: Nita Lowey
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- Education and the Workforce: Bobby Scott
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- Ethics: Ted Deutch
- Financial Services: Maxine Waters
- Foreign Affairs: Eliot Engel
- Homeland Security: Bennie Thompson
- Human Rights (Caucus): Jim McGovern
- Intelligence (Select): Adam Schiff
- Judiciary: Jerrold Nadler
- Natural Resources: Raúl Grijalva
- Oversight and Government Reform: Elijah Cummings
- Rules: Jim McGovern
- Science, Space and Technology: Eddie Johnson
- Small Business: Nydia Velázquez
- Transportation and Infrastructure: Peter DeFazio
- Veterans' Affairs: Tim Walz
- Ways and Means: Rich Neal
New York's current delegation to the United States CongressSenators
- Charles E. Schumer (D)
- Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
(ordered by district)
- Lee Zeldin (R)
- Pete King (R)
- Thomas Suozzi (D)
- Kathleen Rice (D)
- Gregory W. Meeks (D)
- Grace Meng (D)
- Nydia Velázquez (D)
- Hakeem Jeffries (D)
- Yvette Clarke (D)
- Jerrold Nadler (D)
- Daniel Donovan (R)
- Carolyn Maloney (D)
- Adriano Espaillat (D)
- Joseph Crowley (D)
- José E. Serrano (D)
- Eliot Engel (D)
- Nita Lowey (D)
- Sean Patrick Maloney (D)
- John Faso (R)
- Paul D. Tonko (D)
- Elise Stefanik (R)
- Claudia Tenney (R)
- Tom Reed (R)
- John Katko (R)
- Brian Higgins (D)
- Chris Collins (R)
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- Jeff Duncan
- Jimmy Duncan
- G. Graves
- S. Graves
- T. Graves
- Herrera Beutler
- E. Jenkins
- L. Jenkins
- B. Johnson
- M. Johnson
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- M. Kelly
- T. Kelly
- P. King
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- McMorris Rodgers
- H. Rogers
- M. Rogers
- F. Rooney
- T. Rooney
- A. Smith
- C. Smith
- J. Smith
- L. Smith
- David Young
- Don Young
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Nancy Pelosi, Minority Whip:
Steny Hoyer, Assistant Minority Leader:
- Other members: Adams
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- D. Davis
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