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Rep. Conyers Statement on DHS Plan to Require Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guina to Enter through Airports with Enhanced Screening

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security announced a new temporary plan to require passengers originating from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea to enter the United States through one of five designated airports enhanced with Ebola-screening measures (located in Dulles, Atlanta, New York C... Read more »

Congressman John Conyers and Senator Grassley Question New Practice Denying Records to DOJ Inspector General

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House and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Members John Conyers, Jr. and Chuck Grassley are raising questions about a new practice by the Justice Department denying certain records to the department’s Inspector General. During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in September, the Inspector General for the Department of Justice, Michael Horowitz, raised concerns about the FBI’s refusal... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Seeks Answers on Series of Secret Service Failures

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), and House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-Va.) sent a letter to Acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy seeking answers to over a dozen questions regarding a... Read more »

Conyers Applauds Enactment of Law to Fund Testing of DNA Samples to Solve Crimes

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Tags: Crime

Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) applauded the enactment of the “Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014” (H.R. 4323), which President Obama signed into law yesterday. This law authorizes funding of nearly $194 million for each of Fiscal Years 2015-2019 for the Department of Justice to administer various grants, including the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program, to assist state and... Read more »

Rep. John Conyers Statement on Attorney General Eric Holder's Resignation

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. released the following statement on the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder from the Department of Justice: “Attorney General Eric Holder has delivered the utmost distinguished service during his tenure in the Obama administration. As the first African American to serve as attorney general, Mr. Holder has shown vigorous... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Approves the Trade Secrets Protection Act

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 5233, the Trade Secrets Protection Act by voice vote. Introduced on July 28, 2014, the bipartisan Trade Secrets Protection Act, which is sponsored by Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) and Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to create a federal civ... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Approves Bipartisan Bankruptcy Legislation

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Today the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 5421, the Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2014 by a voice vote. The Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act is a product of the Judiciary Committee’s long-standing oversight of our nation’s bankruptcy laws as well as the Committee’s recent examination into improving bankruptcy laws for the resolution of financial institutions. The Financial I... Read more »

Conyers and 11 Other House Judiciary Democrats Seek Answers from NFL in Ray Rice Domestic Violence Incident

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Tags: Crime

Stay informed and connected: Democrats.Judiciary.House.Gov / @HouseJudDems Today, several Members of the House Judiciary Committee issued a letter to Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), raising questions related to their handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. The letter is signed by House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers Jr. (MI-13), Rep... Read more »

Bipartisan Bankruptcy Legislation Introduced in the House

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R- VA), Ranking Member John Conyers Jr. (D-MI), and House Judiciary Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) introduced H.R. 5421, the Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2014. The Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act is a bipartisan product of the Judiciary Committee’s long-standing ... Read more »

Reps. Conyers, Fudge, Clay Laud DOJ Investigation Into The Ferguson Police Dept.

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Today, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers Jr. (MI-13), Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) and Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-01) released the following joint statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced commencement of a separate, new civil rights “pattern and practice” investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department for possible discrimin... Read more »