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Conyers & Cohen: “Supreme Court Reaffirms Centrality of Patient Safety When Accessing Healthcare Clinics”

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in McCullen v. Coakley, striking down a Massachusetts state law requiring a 35-foot fixed buffer zone around healthcare clinics while affirming the legality of buffer zones generally. After the ruling, Ranking Members John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Ranking Member Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) delivered th... Read more »

Conyers: “Human Tragedy Along Southern Border Should Not Be a Partisan Issue”

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee hearing entitled, “An Administration Made Disaster: The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors.” This hearing comes as a humanitarian crisis in parts of Central America is felt along the Southwest border of the United States - where thousands of children have arrived in recent weeks - largely as a result of violence oc... Read more »

Ranking Member Conyers Statement at Hearing on Trade Secrets

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Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. for the Hearing on: Trade Secrets: Promoting and Protecting American Innovation, Competitiveness and Market Access in Foreign Markets Before the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. 2141 Rayburn House Office Building This hearing will allow us to examine trade secrets law and consider whethe... Read more »

Ranking Member Conyers Statement at Proposed Merger of AT&T and DirecTV Hearing

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Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. for the Hearing on: “The Proposed Merger of AT&T and DIRECTV” Before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Today, we consider the proposed merger of AT&T, the nation’s second-largest seller of high-speed Internet and wireless telephone services, with D... Read more »

Conyers, Goodlatte, Coble, Nadler Applaud Senate Agreement on Cell Phone Unlocking Bill

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Chairman Robert C. “Bob” Goodlatte (R-Va.), Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee Chairman Howard Coble (R-N.C.), and Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) applauded the announcement that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Leahy (D-Vt.) ... Read more »

Ranking Member Conyers Statement at Net Neutrality Hearing

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Statement of Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. Hearing on: "Net Neutrality: Is Antitrust Law More Effective Than Regulation in Protecting Consumers and Innovation?" Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. 2141 Rayburn Building I thank subcommittee chairman Spencer Bachus for holding this important hearing on net neutrality and the role of ... Read more »

Conyers: “Judiciary Republicans Approve Bill to Spend Billions Reviewing All Federal Regulations”

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee Markup of H.R. 4874, the “Search for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2014.” Section 101(K) of the bill funds a new Retrospective Regulatory Review Commission by taking $ 25 million or 1%, whichever is greater, of unobligated funding from federal agencies. Under any methodology this figure would... Read more »

Ranking Member Conyers Statement at Markup of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

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Statement of Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. Markup of: H.R. 3086, the "Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act" and H.R. 4874, the "Search for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2014" Full Committee Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. 2141 Rayburn Building H.R. 3086, the ‘Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act,’ addresses the impending expiration of the Internet T... Read more »

Conyers Introduces New Legislation to Protect Student Loan Borrowers

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Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) introduced H.R.4835, the “Stopping Abusive Student Loan Collection Practices in Bankruptcy Act of 2014.” This legislation curtails ruthless collection tactics used by creditors against borrowers who have taken out student loans and sought bankruptcy relief. In particular, the legislation empowers a bankruptcy judge to award both the costs and attorney... Read more »

Ranking Member Conyers Statement at FBI Oversight Hearing

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Statement of Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. Hearing on: Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Committee on the Judiciary Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM 2141 Rayburn Building Today, we welcome Director James Comey of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for his first appearance before the House Judiciary Committee since taking office on September 4, 2013. Director Comey, I do not... Read more »