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House Judiciary Committee Seeks Answers on Series of Secret Service Failures

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), and House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-Va.) sent a letter to Acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy seeking answers to over a dozen questions regarding a... Read more »

Conyers Applauds Enactment of Law to Fund Testing of DNA Samples to Solve Crimes

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Tags: Crime

Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) applauded the enactment of the “Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014” (H.R. 4323), which President Obama signed into law yesterday. This law authorizes funding of nearly $194 million for each of Fiscal Years 2015-2019 for the Department of Justice to administer various grants, including the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program, to assist state and... Read more »

Rep. John Conyers Statement on Attorney General Eric Holder's Resignation

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. released the following statement on the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder from the Department of Justice: “Attorney General Eric Holder has delivered the utmost distinguished service during his tenure in the Obama administration. As the first African American to serve as attorney general, Mr. Holder has shown vigorous... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Approves the Trade Secrets Protection Act

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 5233, the Trade Secrets Protection Act by voice vote. Introduced on July 28, 2014, the bipartisan Trade Secrets Protection Act, which is sponsored by Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) and Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to create a federal civ... Read more »

Letter from NHL on Domestic Violence Practices and Policies

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Tags: Antitrust

National Hockey League Response » NHL Constitution - Article 6 » NHL Article 18 A » NHL By-Laws Section 17 » Related Content Conyers and 11 Other House Judiciary Democrats Seek Answers from NFL in Ray Rice Domestic Violence Incident Five Major Sports Leagues Respond to Congressional Letter on Domestic Violence Policies Read more »

Letter from MLS on Domestic Violence Policies

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Major League Soccer Response » Major League Soccer Constitution Section 7 on Player Misconduct » Related Content Conyers and 11 Other House Judiciary Democrats Seek Answers from NFL in Ray Rice Domestic Violence Incident Five Major Sports Leagues Respond to Congressional Letter on Domestic Violence Policies Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Approves Bipartisan Bankruptcy Legislation

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Today the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 5421, the Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2014 by a voice vote. The Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act is a product of the Judiciary Committee’s long-standing oversight of our nation’s bankruptcy laws as well as the Committee’s recent examination into improving bankruptcy laws for the resolution of financial institutions. The Financial I... Read more »

Conyers and 11 Other House Judiciary Democrats Seek Answers from NFL in Ray Rice Domestic Violence Incident

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Tags: Crime

Stay informed and connected: Democrats.Judiciary.House.Gov / @HouseJudDems Today, several Members of the House Judiciary Committee issued a letter to Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), raising questions related to their handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. The letter is signed by House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers Jr. (MI-13), Rep... Read more »