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Conyers: Concealed Gun Carry Should Not Be Allowed Across State Lines

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing on H.R. 822, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.” The bill would override the laws of almost every state by obligating each to accept concealed handgun carry permits from every other state, even if the permit holder would not be allowed to obtain such a permit or carry a ... Read more »

Conyers Bill to Protect Judges Passes House

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Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1059, a bill that makes permanent the United States Judicial Conference's authority to redact personal and sensitive information from financial disclosure reports filed by judges and judiciary branch employees, such as the filer’s home address or spouse’s workplace address. Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the following statement i... Read more »

Conyers Support Bill Authorizing FBI Assistance in Mass Killings Investigations

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Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2076, a bill allowing the attorney general and the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide assistance at the request of state and local law enforcement officials in the investigation of mass killings and other violent acts such as school and workplace shootings. Current law does not give the FBI and the Department of Justice explic... Read more »

Conyers Lauds DOJ’s Decision to Block AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

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Today, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of AT&T Inc.’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc. on grounds that the arrangement would violate U.S. antitrust law and adversely affect American consumers. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement in response to the Department’s action: “Today’s action by t... Read more »

Conyers Lauds Obama Administration’s Announcement on DREAM Act Deportation Cases

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Yesterday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the Department will review all 300,000 deportation cases pending in immigration courts to prioritize the deportation of criminal aliens over those who pose no threat to the public. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement in response to this announcement: “Yest... Read more »

Ranking Members Call on Issa to Withdraw NLRB Subpoena

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Today, the Ranking Members of the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Education and the Workforce, and the Judiciary wrote to Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa urging him to withdraw his unilateral subpoena demanding documents from the National Labor Relations Board relating to its investigation of Boeing’s alleged discrimination against workers in Washington State.Issa launched... Read more »

Conyers, Cleaver Urge President to Invoke Constitutional Authority to Raise Debt

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Today in a letter to President Obama, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member and Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) called on President Obama to raise the debt ceiling under the authority of the 14th Amendment. Below is the text of the letter: July 30, 2011 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 ... Read more »

Conyers Calls the HALT Act an Attack on the President

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) called H.R. 2497, the "Hinder the Administration's Legalization Temptation Act", which would suspend the authority of the Executive Branch to use current immigration law to grant or extend certain forms of immigration relief in order to prevent it from granting “backdoor amnesty”, an attack on President Obama and legal imm... Read more »

Conyers Criticizes Ideologically Extreme “Cut, Cap, and Balance Act”

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Today, Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) criticized the Republican “Cut, Cap, and Balance” Act – an ideological assault on our democratic institutions that would eviscerate critical federal programs, including Social Security and Medicare.“This anti-democratic proposal holds hostage the possibility of increasing the debt ceiling to avoid a disastrous federal default, u... Read more »