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

| Posted in Opening Statement

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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 »

Conyers Commends DOJ for Important Step in Federal Profiling Policy

| Posted in Press Releases

Yesterday the Department of Justice issued an updated policy statement to curb the risks of unlawful profiling by federal law enforcement agencies. Building on the 2003 guidance issued by the Bush administration, the new policy expands covered classifications to include gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity and includes activities related to national security an... Read more »

Senior House Judiciary Democrats, Outraged by Torture Report, Call for Hearings

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Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a redacted summary of its 6,000-page report on the use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency. The report concludes that the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation” techniques in the years following the attacks of September 11, 2001 did not effectively assist the agency in acquiring intelligence or in gaining cooperation from detaine... Read more »

Conyers Floor Statement on H.R. 5759, an Anti-Immigrant Measure Proposed by House Republicans

| Posted in Opening Statement

Floor Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. H.R. 5759, the “Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014” December 4, 2014 Mr. Speaker, in one week, the 113th Congress will come to a close without the House having considered a single piece of legislation to fix our nation's broken immigration system. It has been 525 days since the Senate passed bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform legisl... Read more »

Conyers, Scott and Johnson Seek Complete Accounting of Police Tactics & Training from DOJ

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As President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder begin to act on recommendations of an administration review of federal programs and funding that provide military equipment to local law enforcement agencies; and discussions begin on how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to strengthen neighborhoods across the country, Reps. John Conyers (MI-13), Bobby Scott (VA-03... Read more »

Ranking Member Conyers' Opening Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on: H.R. 917, the " Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2013"

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Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. for the Hearing on:H.R. 917, the “Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2013”Before the Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 1:00 a.m.2141 Rayburn House Office Building H.R. 917, THE “Sunshine in the Courtroom Act,” would authorize “photographing, electronic recording, broadcasting or televising”... Read more »