Testimony of Soren Dayton Before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties: Examining Potential Reforms of Emergency Powers

On May 17, 2022, Protect Democracy’s Soren Dayton testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties concerning potential reforms to the National Emergencies Act (NEA) of 1976. Dayton’s testimony highlighted the broad bipartisan support for NEA reform and urged the subcommittee members to use that momentum to pass reform legislation this year.

Watch Dayton’s testimony and the full House Judiciary subcommittee on emergency powers.

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