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Biographical Profile for Jerrold L. Nadler
Currently Elected Rep. In Congress District 10, New York
Age: 67
Party: New York State Democratic Party
Phone: (212) 352-0370
Address: 315 West 70th Street
New York, NY 10023
 
Jerrold L. Nadler's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
A nationally known and highly regarded seven-term member of the House of Representatives, Democratic Congressman and New Yorker, Jerry Nadler has been an independent, progressive voice fighting for New York City for most of his life -- and he has delivered.

Elected to Congress in 1992, Jerry has used his position in the US House of Representatives as Congressman from Eighth District to battle for the needs of everyday New Yorkers, and against the powerful special interests. Whether it was his successful drive to restore hundreds of millions of dollars for affordable housing in the Federal budget, getting a 50% increase in transit funding for New York, or securing hundreds of millions more for improving quality of life and strengthening our neighborhoods, Jerry has gotten results for New York.

At the same time as he garnered resources and results for New York, Jerry established himself as a national leader and progressive conscience. He has been a Congressional champion on issues of aid for seniors, women's rights and health, campaign finance and election reform, access to health care, support for the arts, expansion of Social Security, and ending hate and bigotry.

In his roles as an Assistant Whip and a senior member of both the House Judiciary Committee and the House Transportation Committee, Congressman Nadler has the opportunity on a daily basis to craft and shape the major laws that govern our country. From his leadership in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks on his district, to his insight and policymaking prominence on issues facing Israel and the Middle East, Nadler has constantly sought to be steadfast and responsive in his service to New York and the nation.

As the top ranking Democrat on the Constitution Subcommittee in the House, he has been unfaltering as the first line of defense of our Constitutional rights -- against those like Attorney General Ashcroft who are pushing to restrict privacy rights, equal rights, woman's right [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Jerry Nadler lives on Manhattan's West Side with his wife, Joyce Miller. He has one son, who is currently following in his dad's footsteps at Columbia University.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Nadler is a graduate of Crown Heights Yeshiva, Stuyvesant High School, Columbia University, and Fordham Law School.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Law Clerk, Morgan, Finnegan, Pine, Foley & Lee, 1976
Shift Manager, New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation, 1972-1976
Legislative Assistant, New York State Assembly, 1972
Law Clerk, Morris, Levin & Shein, 1971
Legal Assistant, Corporation Trust Company, 1970.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
None
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
New York State Board of Directors, Anti-Defamation League, 1993-present
National Vice President, Americans for Democratic Action, 1992-present
Member/New York State Board of Directors, National Abortion Rights Action League, 1970s-present
Member, American Civil Liberties Union, 1968-present
Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 1993-1994
National Governing Council, American Jewish Congress, 1985-1992
Executive Director, Community Free Democrats, 1972
Member, Community Board #7, 1967-1971
Member, American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Member, National Organization for Women
Board of Directors, West Side Anti-Crime Campaign
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
He began his political career in 1976 in the New York State Assembly, where he served for 16 years. In 1992, following the death of Congressman Ted Weiss, Nadler was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election and has served in Congress ever since. He was re-elected to his ninth full term in 2008, receiving 80 percent of the vote.

In 2007, Rep. Nadler was given the honor of serving as the Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. In 2011, when Republicans took control of the House, he assumed the position of Ranking Democrat on that Subcommittee. He is also the highest ranking Northeastern member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, an Assistant Democrat Whip, and the New York State Congressional Delegation’s representative on the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, affording him the opportunity to work on a daily basis to craft and shape the policy and major laws that govern our country.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Jewish
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Congressman Nadler launched his public service career in the late 1960s while a student at Columbia University, where he founded a group of students known as the "West Side Kids."

Congressman Nadler earned hundreds of awards from varied organizations for his Assembly work, from being the only male to be honored as Assemblymember of the Year by the National Organization for Women to his inclusion on the American Civil Liberties Union's Annual Honor Roll. It was also during his Assembly years that Nadler honed his expertise on issues of urban infrastructure. He founded and chaired the Assembly Subcommittee on Mass Transit and Rail Freight.

A well-regarded source of political opinion and policy expertise, Nadler has been a featured guest on nearly every significant public affairs and news program on air, from CNN's Crossfire and Larry King Live to PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lerher to NBC's Meet the Press. Nadler is also a reliable commentator for major print news sources in the nation, as well as for a wide variety of international outlets.

In his roles as an Assistant Whip and a senior member of both the House Judiciary Committee and the House Transportation Committee, Congressman Nadler has the opportunity on a daily basis to craft and shape the major laws that govern our country.

One of the hottest political sites on the web, PoliticsNY.com, said of Jerry, "He continues to gain stature as one of the smartest liberals in Congress. Despite a decade of Republican control of the House, Nadler seems to get more things accomplished each year he returns to Washington." The site has consistently rated him as "excellent" in each of their ratings -- the only Democratic member of the New York delegation to get that honor.

Was honored as Legislator of the Year by the International Association of Fighter Fighters for his commitment to the wellbeing of them and their families, post September 11th.
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