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Conyers and Markey Raise Concerns Surrounding AT&T/T-Mobile Merger's Impact on Consumers

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and former chairman of the Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee, held a press conference to raise antitrust and public interest concerns surrounding the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile wireless telecommunicati... Read more »

Conyers: A Fair Legal System is Vital to Economic Prosperity

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Today, after the House Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee Hearing on litigation’s effect on America’s global competitiveness, Committee Ranking Member John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) dismissed the fallacy that tilting the playing field in favor of corporations and leaving individual citizens without recourse in the courtroom would solve all of America’s economic woes. “I have always argued that our le... Read more »

Conyers: Limited Government Party Turns Out to Be a Party of the Unlimited

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Today, at a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on H.R. 1932, Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) criticized the bill as a massive, unconstitutional expansion of the government’s ability to detain immigrants for many years—even indefinitely—with little or no procedural protections at all.“It is ironic that this bill comes from the Judiciary Committee leadership that should be prote... Read more »

Conyers: TPS Extension Will Significantly Support Haiti Recovery and Save Thousands of Lives

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) commended Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for granting his request for an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti nationals. Effective July 23, 2011, the extension will allow eligible Haiti nationals to remain in the U.S. for an additional 18 months and expand TPS designation to H... Read more »

Conyers: COPS Bill Will Create Jobs and Reduce Crime

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) joined Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) in introducing H.R. 1896, the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Improvements Act of 2011. The proposal would establish legislative authority for the COPS Office at the Justice Department to: administer grants for the hiring of police officers and deputy sheriffs, reestab... Read more »

Conyers Introduces Bill to Crack Down on OPEC Oil Cartel and Protect Consumers From Gasoline Price Gouging

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) introduced H.R. 1899, the “Oil Consumer Protection Act of 2011,” to subject the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to U.S. antitrust laws, prohibiting oil and gas companies from unilaterally withholding gasoline supply to create a shortage, with the intent of raising prices.“You do not have to look very h... Read more »

Conyers: Mueller's Leadership Has Been Proven; Tenure Renewal Would Bode Well for American Safety

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Today House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) commended U.S. Justice Department Attorney General Eric Holder for extending the tenure of FBI Director Robert Mueller for an additional two years. First nominated by former President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, Director Mueller’s 10-year term was set to expire later this year.“Although I have disagreed with Direct... Read more »

Conyers Introduces PATRIOT Compromise

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) has introduced the “USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011,” the House counterpart to a bipartisan bill that recently passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The proposal makes meaningful improvements to the PATRIOT Act and related authorities, and has the support of the Obama Administration and the intelligence community. T... Read more »

Reps. Conyers, Gutierrez, Capuano and Sens. Franken, Menendez Release GAO Report Investigating Foreclosure “Robo-signing”

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Today, Reps. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), Mike Capuano (D-Mass.) and Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) released a GAO report confirming reports that mortgage servicers had been fraudulently signing or notarizing affidavits allowing the completion of foreclosures without any personal knowledge of the cases, a process more commonly referred to as "robo-... Read more »

GOP Pushes Through Attack on Women

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Today, the Republican House Majority voted to limit women’s access to affordable health care, by a vote of 251-175. On the House Floor, Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) led the Democrats in the debate against H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act,” denouncing the bill as a government intrusion on women’s private health care decisions. Below is an excerpt ... Read more »