(1947 - )
Jerrold Nadler is a Jewish American politician who currently serves in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Nadler represents New York's Eighth Congressional
district, which includes parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. During his
tenure, he has proven himself a leading advocate on transportation issues,
a vigorous fighter for maintaining the Social Security system, and one of
Congress's most insistent champions of federal support for the arts and
humanities. During the impeachment process, Rep. Nadler was an outspoken
defender of the constitution and opponent of the President's impeachment.
He is the author of legislation to rein in HMOs, to ensure women's access
to preventive health services, and to protect the availability of seniors'
health care. In addition, he serves as a Regional Democratic Whip, and is
Co-Chair of the House Transit Caucus.
Representative Nadler serves on the Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure, which considers crucial transportation
and economic development questions. Representative Nadler serves on the
Surface Transportation and the Oversight, Investigations and Emergency
Management Subcommittees. He has long fought to restore the New York
region's industrial economy, provide blue collar jobs and reduce the tax
burden on all New Yorkers by restoring manufacturing, improving the
region's rail freight distribution network, and revitalizing the Port of
Representative Nadler also serves on the House Judiciary
Committee. There, in addition to his outspoken position on impeachment, he
has been a leader in the fight for individual rights, the fight for
religious freedom, and the fight against crime. He co-sponsored the assault
weapons ban as well as legislation to prevent violence against women and to
outlaw bias crimes. In addition, he has been the Ranking Member on the
Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, which is responsible for
such key issues as consumer protection, bankruptcy law, and the right of
all Americans to competent legal representation. He has also served on the
Constitution Subcommittee. Due to his work as an avid supporter of
intellectual and artistic freedom, he has received Broadway's prestigious
"Star Award," presented by the League of American Theaters and
Producers, and the "Hero's Award," presented by the National
Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He has also been honored by the New
York Artists Equity Association.
Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Nadler served in the
New York State Assembly, where he was the author of most of the State's
body of law on domestic violence and child support enforcement. He was the
first male to be named Assembly member of the Year by the National
Organization for Women (NOW). In addition, as founder and first chairman of
the Assembly's Subcommittee on Mass Transit and Rail Freight, he has been
considered an expert in these fields for many years.
Representative Nadler is a graduate of Stuyvesant High
School, Columbia University and Fordham Law School. He was born in
Brooklyn, spent part of his childhood on a farm in New Jersey, and then
returned to Brooklyn for the remainder of his childhood. He now lives on
Manhattan's West Side with his wife, Joyce Miller, and their son.
Sources: Congressman Jerrold Nadler