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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 »

Conyers Calls for Investigation of Constitutional and Civil Rights Abuses by ICE Agents from Detroit Field Office

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement regarding allegations that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers working out of the Detroit Field Office are regularly violating constitutional and civil rights guarantees and ignoring ICE’s own policies and priorities. “The allegations of abuse and legal violations raised by the... Read more »

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 »