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Conyers, Paul Introduce Quality Health Care Coalition Act to Level the Playing Field Between Insurance Companies and Health Care Providers

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) introduced the “Quality Health Care Coalition Act of 2011,” H.R. 1409, in an effort to improve the quality of patient care by leveling the playing field between health care professionals and insurance companies in the health care industry. “Currently, the insurance industry, including hea... Read more »

Conyers: We Cannot Turn Our Back on Federal Prosecution of Terrorists

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.) issued the following statement in response to the Attorney General’s announcement that the Department of Justice will refer Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the 9-11 co-conspirators to the Defense Department for military commission prosecution: Today the Attorney General announced that the alleged plotters of the September Eleventh a... Read more »

Conyers: Looming Government Shutdown Reveals House Leadership's Fiscal Irresponsibility and Willingness to Put Americans At Risk

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) criticized conservative House Leadership for failing to take active steps to avert the looming government shutdown—one that would have a potential of hosting a devastating impact on the American people, particularly lower and middle-class individuals. Mr. Conyers’ statement is as follows: Based on their absolute refusal to... Read more »

Conyers Calls for Increased Focus on Education and Jobs for At-Risk Youth at Historic National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

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Today, at the first National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement emphasizing the need to increase funding for education and jobs programs for at-risk youth:“Getting tough” on crime may have seemed logical or at least politically expedient, but research and experience clearly demonstrates that we can... Read more »

Conyers, Jackson-Lee Outline Potential Harm and Systemic Risks of Proposed NYSE Mergers

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Today, at the Intellectual Property Subcommittee Hearing on “Competition and Consolidation in Financial Markets,” House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) raised their concerns of the potential economic harm that would result from the proposed mergers of either the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with Deutsche Boerse or the ... Read more »

Conyers: To Stay Globally Competitive, We Need to Keep the Best Talent Working With Us

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Today, at the Immigration Subcommittee Hearing on “H-1B Visas: Designing a Program to Meet the Needs of the U.S. Economy and U.S. Workers,” House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Judiciary Democratic colleagues raised several questions on the best way to retain highly skilled foreign students who have been educated in the U.S. so they can compete for us instead of... Read more »

Conyers: Witnesses Came Only to Promote Pro-Industry Interests Without Any Knowledge of Pending Legislation

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement on his take of yesterday’s hearing on “Raising the Agencies’ Grades – Protecting the Economy, Assuring Regulatory Quality and Improving Assessments of Regulatory Need.” “The Republicans’ witnesses could not disguise the fact that their call for hamstringing federal agencies stemmed from a blatant co... Read more »

Conyers and Scott Call for More PATRIOT Meetings

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Citing a need to find common ground on matters of national security, today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), and Crime Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-Va.) called for additional dialogue with Committee Republicans on the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act. “I believe that we are in agreement with the Majority on many of the issues under review in... Read more »

Humane Society Recognizes Conyers for Outstanding Leadership

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Today, the Humane Society of the United States will award House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) with its annual Legislative Leader award for his work in 2010. The Humane Society singled out Conyers for his leadership on the passage of a ban on the sale of animal torture (“crush”) videos, as well as for his efforts to ban the export and slaughter of American horses fo... Read more »