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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 U.S.attorney 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 »

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 »