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Goodlatte, Conyers, Sensenbrenner, Nadler Statement on Bulk Collection Ruling

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), and Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) issued the statement below after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the National Sec... Read more »

Goodlatte & Conyers: House Judiciary Committee To Hold Hearing On Law Enforcement Accountability

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.) today announced that the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to examine police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, public safety concerns related to these issues, and solutions to address these problems. The hearing will be held this month and witnesses will be announced at ... Read more »

Conyers Opening Statement on Full Committee Markup of the USA FREEDOM Act

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Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr.Markup of H.R. 2048, the “USA FREEDOM Act"Before the Committee on the Judiciary Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.2141 Rayburn House Office Building Almost exactly one year ago, this committee met to consider an earlier version of the USA Freedom Act. That earlier version - like the version we later considered on the House floor, and the version bef... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Overwhelmingly Approves the USA Freedom Act of 2015

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The House Judiciary Committee today approved by a vote of 25-2 the USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048). This bipartisan bill – introduced by Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), and Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee ... Read more »

Conyers, Nadler, Goodlatte and Sensenbrenner Introduce The USA Freedom Act

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), and Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) will introduce the USA Freedom Act of 2015. This bipartisan bill builds on the Committee’... Read more »

Conyers and Jackson Lee Call for Congressional Action on Data Collection Legislation

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) released the following joint statement in support of their bills, the End Racial Profiling Act (H.R. 1933) and the CADET Act (H.R. 1810) respectively, that would enhance and Federalize much-needed data collectio... Read more »

Congressman Conyers Applauds The Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Next U.S. Attorney General

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch, currently the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, to be the next U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice by 56 – 43 vote: “Despite an unprecedented delay, I am relieved that Senate Republicans were able to re... Read more »

Bipartisan Group of House Lawmakers Reintroduce The Innovation Protection Act

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Nadler (D-NY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Doug Collins (R-GA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced H.R. 1832, “The Innovation Protection Act.” The legislation would create a revolving fund that will allow the U.S. Patent and Trademark... Read more »

Democratic Ranking Members Oppose GOP Attempts To Undermine D.C. Residents’ Civil Rights

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) issued statements strongly opposing efforts by Republicans to overturn anti-discrimination bills that protect workplace equality, reproductive choice, and educational equality in the District of Columbia. Ranking Member Conyers stated: “... Read more »

Conyers, Sensenbrenner, Baldwin, Vitter Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect American Inventors

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Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), along with United States Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and David Vitter (R-LA) introduced bipartisan legislation to restore the effective one-year protection, known as the “grace period,” for inventors who publicly disclose discoveries prior to filing a patent application on those discoveries. The Grace P... Read more »