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Conyers Opening Statement on CAL Subcommittee Hearing on H.R. 526 (FACT) Act of 2015

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Introductory Remarks Before I begin my opening remarks, I first would like to congratulate our colleague, Tom Marino, on his new role as chairman of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. I look forward to working with him and hope that he will continue the spirit of collegiality that his predecessor, Spencer Bachus, exemplified during his tenure as chairman of this s... Read more »

Ranking Member Conyers' Opening Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on: H.R.___ , the " Legal Workforce Act"

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Statement of Congressman John Conyers, Jr. Hearing on H.R. ____, the "Legal Workforce Act" Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security February 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. 2141 Rayburn Building The subject of today's hearing is very familiar to us. Over the past four years, this subcommittee has held six hearings on E-Verify, the government's electronic employment verification system. First: Each ti... Read more »

Conyers Opening Statement on Full Committee Hearing on "Examining the Adequacy and Enforcement of Our Nation's Immigration Laws"

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Statement of Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. Hearing on Examining the Adequacy and Enforcement of Our Nation's Immigration Laws Committee on the Judiciary February 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. 2141 Rayburn Building As we convene our first hearing of the 114th Congress, I continue to hope – as I have in past congresses – that we will be able to work together in this committee to address important challen... Read more »

Conyers Floor Statement on H.R. 7, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act"

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Floor Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” January 22, 2015 Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 7, the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” Today, on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the majority is launching yet another attack on women's health and constitutionally-protected right to choose whether to carry a... Read more »

Conyers: It is Time to Stop Attacking Women’s Access to Healthcare and Start Governing

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Today, during debate on the House Floor of H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) urged his colleagues to vote against the unnecessary legislation. Rep. Conyers delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery: “Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 7, the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Aborti... Read more »

Ranking Member John Conyers Announces Democratic Subcommittee Assignments for the 114th Congress

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) announced the Democratic subcommittee assignments for the 114th Congress: Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice Ranking Member Steve Cohen (TN-09) Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) Ted Deutch (FL-21) Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) Judy Chu (CA-27) Ted Deu... Read more »

Conyers Floor Statement on H.R. 185, the "Regulatory Accountability Act"

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Floor Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. H.R. 185, the “Regulatory Accountability Act” January 13, 201 Mr. Speaker, I strongly oppose H.R. 185, the so-called "Regulatory Accountability Act. Under the guise of attempting to improve the regulatory process, H.R. 185 will, in truth, undermine that process. It invites increased industry intervention and imposes more than 60 new analytical req... Read more »

Washington Post Op-Ed: How Congress can address our racial outrage

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By John Conyers Jr. December 19 at 8:14 PM John Conyers Jr., Democrat, represents Michigan's 13th Congressional District in the House. Nearly 50 years ago, the Kerner Commission, which was created in the aftermath of the country's 1967 riots, warned that "our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal." And now, six years after the election of our first Afri... Read more »

Conyers & Goodlatte: We Cannot Allow Foreign Dictators to Threaten Our Freedoms

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Chairman Bob Goodlatte ( R-Va.) released the following joint statement after the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that North Korea is responsible for the Sony cyber-attack: “We are deeply concerned that our suspicions were confirmed today by the FBI that North Korea is behind the attack on Sony Pictures and the ass... Read more »