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Conyers Joins Senator Cardin and Civil Rights Groups in Calling for Passage of the End Racial Profiling Act

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Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined civil rights groups in calling for passage of their legislation, the End Racial Profiling Act. This legislation is designed to protect minority communities by prohibiting the use of racial profiling by law enforcement officials. The End Racial Profiling Act is supported by 136 national organizations including the NAACP, ... Read more »

Conyers, Larson, and Brady Sign Amicus Brief Urging SCOTUS to Uphold Contribution Limits

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Today, Ranking Member John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) of the House Judiciary Committee, joined Congressman John B. Larson (D-Conn.), chairman of the Task Force on Election Reform, and Ranking Member Robert A. Brady (D-Penn.) of the Committee on House Administration, in submitting an Amicus brief to the Supreme Court regarding the upcoming McCutcheon v. FEC case. The three leading members were joined on... Read more »

Conyers Floor Statement on Amendment Ending the NSA’s Mass Surveillance of Americans

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives considered H.R. 2397, the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014.” Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Congressman Justin Amash (R-Mich.) offered an amendment to this legislation that would curtail the blanket collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency (NSA). During the debate over this amendment Rep. Conyers delivere... Read more »

Conyers: Judiciary Republicans Jeopardize Civil Rights Protections by Creating More Red Tape for Federal Agencies

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee markup of H.R. 1493, the "Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013"; H.R. 2122, the "Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013"; H.R. 2542, the "Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Acts of 2013"; and H.R. 2641, the "Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013.” After his opening remarks, ... Read more »

Conyers: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Keep DREAMers and Parents Together

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Today, the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing entitled, “Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children.” After the first panel’s opening remarks, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “I am greatly encouraged by the tenor of today’s immigration reform hearing, and by my Republican colle... Read more »

Conyers: Continue the Bipartisan Tradition of Emboldening Voting Rights

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing entitled, “The Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court’s Decision in Shelby County.” Following his opening remarks, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “As the crown jewel of our nation’s civil rights laws, I was deeply dismayed by the Supreme Court’s decision in ... Read more »

Conyers: Bipartisan Consensus that Unchecked, Sweeping Surveillance Programs Must End

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee hearing on, “Oversight of the administration’s Use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Authorities.” The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is the committee of primary jurisdiction for both authorities principally discussed at the hearing today: Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. Fol... Read more »

Conyers Supports Justice Department Investigation into Trayvon Martin Case

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Following the jury’s verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “In the wake of this weekend’s verdict, I strongly support the Department of Justice’s determination to conduct an independent and thorough review of the Trayvon Martin case and consider whether federal charges should be brought. “Beyond the Department’s investigation, I... Read more »

Reps. Richmond, Conyers, Nadler, and Scott Lead Letter Calling for Investigation into Several Louisiana Prison Facilities

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Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), ranking member of the full U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, and Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) se... Read more »

Conyers Touts Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Today, a new White House report was released finding that comprehensive immigration reform would create jobs, boost productivity and economic growth, raise worker’s wages, and strengthen Social Security. Following the release of the report, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “The White House report today makes clear: comprehensive immigration reform is a boon t... Read more »