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Constitution and Civil Justice

The Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice has jurisdiction over all matters concerning the United States Constitution, including amendments and constitutional rights.

Ranking Member

Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen

Democratic Members

Jamie Raskin
Jamie Raskin
Jerrold Nadler
Jerrold Nadler
New York

Recent Activity

Apr 12, 2018 Press Release

Today, House Judiciary Democrats, led by Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), held a joint press conference to introduce the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, a companion bill to the bipartisan Senate legislation which would limit President Trump's ability to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and interfere in the Russian election meddling investigation.

Apr 11, 2018 Press Release

Today we are considering four classification bills.  These are noncontroversial and bipartisan bills and I hope that we can move through them quickly.  To that end, I am incorporating my comments on all four bills into this single statement. 


Mar 12, 2018 Press Release

The Democrats Argue that the Trump Administration Has Failed To Counter Russia’s Effort in Meddling and Refused to Punish Russia with Unanimously Passed Sanctions


Top Dems to President Trump: Use All Your Power to Show You’re Serious About Preventing Election Meddling by Foreign Countries


Mar 6, 2018 Press Release

Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement in response to Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) request for a second special counsel to investigate “decisions made and not made by the Department of Justice and the FBI in 2016 and 2017”:

Mar 6, 2018 Press Release

Mr. Chairman, as we consider today’s narrow topic of class action lawsuits against intermediate care facilities that care for individuals with intellectual disabilities, we must be sure that our focus is always on this key question—how can we ensure that people with mental disabilities receive the best care possible, appropriate to their individual circumstances?



Subcommittee's Activity in Previous Congress