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Ranking Member Conyers, Reps. Nadler, Blackburn, and Deutch Introduce the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015

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NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), along with Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and fellow co-sponsor Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), a senior Member of the Hous... Read more »

Rep. Conyers Joins 180 House Democrats in Filing Amicus Brief Supporting the Obama Administration’s Immigration Executive Actions

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Today, Rep. John Conyers, Jr. announced his support of efforts to ensure that America’s immigration laws reflect American values by joining 180 House Democrats in filing an amicus brief in support of the Obama Administration’s appeal in the Fifth Circuit case of Texas v. United States. The case has reached the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals following a federal district court ruling that grant... Read more »

Conyers Opening Statement on Full Committee Hearing on FCC Net Neutrality

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Statement of Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. Full Committee Hearing on: Wrecking the Internet to Save it? The FCC’s Net Neutrality Rule Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. 2141 Rayburn Building The Judiciary Committee has a central role in studying the issue of net neutrality and, more generally, competition on the Internet. As the committee considers today the specific question of what impact... Read more »

Rep. Conyers Calls on DOJ to Investigate the Police-Involved Beating Of Floyd Dent

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to formally investigate the police-involved beating of Floyd Dent, an unarmed African American man, which occurred in Inkster, Michigan. On January 28, 2015, Inkster Police pulled over Floyd Dent after alleging he ran a stop sign. D... Read more »

Conyers Praises Commutation Of Sentences, Calls For Sentencing Reform

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Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement after the White House announced the commutation of the sentences of 22 individuals - each of whom had been convicted of drug offenses: “I welcome and applaud the commutations of the sentences of these individuals. Incarcerating people for unwarranted lengths of time serves no constructive purpose. The ... Read more »

Letters and Other Documents Opposing H.R. 1149, the "Protection of Children Act"

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Letters: 3/04/15 - Immigrant Justice Network 3/05/15 - American Civil Liberties Union 3/03/15 - National Council of Asian Pacific Americans 3/03/15 - Asian Americans Advancing Justice 3/03/15 - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 3/04/15 - Advocates for Human Rights 3/03/15 - Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Women's Refugee Commission and Kids in Need of ... Read more »

Letters and Other Documents Opposing H.R. 1147, the "Legal Workforce Act"

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Letters: 2/04/15 - National Immigration Forum 3/02/15 - American Farm Bureau Federation 3/17/15 - Agriculture Workforce Coalition 3/02/15 - U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Committee on Migration 3/04/15 - American Immigration Lawyers Association 2/28/15 - Heger Farms (ND) 3/03/15 - Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service 3/03/15 - National Immigration Law Center 3/04/15 - Immigrant Justice N... Read more »

Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. Opening Statement at Hearing on FCC Net Neutrality Hearing

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Tags: Antitrust

Today, during a full House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Wrecking the Internet to Save It? The FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules,” Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) delivered the following opening statement: “The Judiciary Committee has a central role in studying the issue of net neutrality and, more generally, competition on the Internet. “As the Committee considers today the specific question o... Read more »

Letters and Other Documents Opposing H.R. 1153, the "Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2015"

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Letters: 3/03/15 - National Task Force to End Domestic and Sexual Violence 3/01/15 - Safe Passage Project 3/02/15 - U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Committee on Migration 3/02/15 - Save the Children 3/02/15 - Refugee Council USA 3/04/15 - Immigrant Justice Network 3/02/15 - Feerick Center for Social Justice, Fordham Law School 3/03/15 - National Council of Asian Pacific Americans 3/03/15 - As... Read more »