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Conyers Defends Senior Citizens, Veterans, and Environmentalists’ Access to Courts

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Today, the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law held a hearing on H.R. 1996, the “Government Litigation Savings Act”. The bill would prevent our veterans and elderly from recovering their legal fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, which for 30 years has helped to ensure that senior citizens, veterans, environmental groups, and other non-profit organizations can vindicat... Read more »

Conyers: 123 Organizations Oppose a Balance Budget Amendment

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Previously, the Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on H. J. Res 1, a balanced budget amendment, which the Full Committee subsequently reported. During the hearing, the majority’s witnesses, including former general and Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh, ... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Members Send Emergency Letter to Georgia State Parole Board

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Yesterday, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-Va.), and House Judiciary Committee Member Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) wrote a letter to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles urging them to reconsider the decision to conclude Troy Davis’ death penalty clemency hearing. Mr. Davis’ d... Read more »