MAHN Lawmakers On The Move June 13, 2019

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Nadler Announces WH Comms Director As First Witness To Appear Before House Judiciary

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler
U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler

House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Soho, Wall Street,Battery Park City) announced yesterday that Hope Hicks, former senior Trump Campaign official and former White House Communications Director, will be appearing for a transcribed interview with the Committee on June 19.

The former White House Communications Director is the first material witness from the Mueller investigation to appear before the House Judiciary Committee.

The interview will include questions related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and efforts by President Trump, his associates, and other Administration officials to obstruct justice and investigations into Presidential misconduct.

“Today, I am pleased to announce Hope Hicks will appear before the Committee for a transcribed interview. It is important to hear from Ms. Hicks, who was a key witness for the Special Counsel. Ms.Hicks understands that the Committee will be free to pose questions as it sees fit, including about her time on the Trump Campaign and her time in the White House,” said Nadler.   

“Should there be a privilege or other objection regarding any question, we will attempt to resolve any disagreement while reserving our right to take any and all measures in response to unfounded privilege assertions.  We look forward to her testimony and plan to make the transcript promptly available to the public,” added Nadler.

PA Williams Bill Protecting Employees From Retaliation To Pass Council

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams

Public Advocate Jummane Williams’ bill, Intro.799, which would protect employees from facing any employer retaliation after requesting reasonable accommodations under the Human Rights Law, is set to pass the City Council this afternoon.

The measure would specifically prohibit any retaliatory action by an employer if an employee requested a reasonable accommodation on the basis of a religious observance, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, or their status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, among other possible reasons.

The bill is set to pass the City Council at today’s stated meeting. Other co-sponsors on the legislation include City Council members Laurie Cumbo (D-Brooklyn), Margaret Chin (D-LES, Chinatown), Helen Rosenthal (D-Central Park, Lincoln Square), Ben Kallos (D-Upper East Side’s Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place, El Barrio in East Harlem) and Kalman Yeger (D-Brooklyn).

The stated meeting is slated for 1:30 p.m., today, June 13, at City Hall in Lower Manhattan.

BP Brewer Announces Open Call For Seaport Community Mural Project 2019

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced yesterday an open call for mural designs to be applied to structures that are part of the Interim Flood Protection Measures (IFPM) program, which will be installed along South Street in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport neighborhood.

All those interested are invited to apply. Anyone is able to submit a design which will be printed on vinyl banners and attached to the IFPM. Winning proposals will receive $1,000.

To apply, click here. Submission Deadline: July 15, 2019 (Note: Applications sent by mail must be postmarked by July 12, 2019).

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