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Reps. Conyers, Scott and Cohen Demand Congressional Hearing on Use of Excessive and Deadly Force by Police

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Stay informed and connected: Democrats.Judiciary.House.Gov/ @HouseJudDems Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers Jr. (MI-13), Subcommittee on Crime Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Subcommittee on the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Ranking Member Steve Cohen (TN-09) issued a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) requesti... Read more »

Rep. Conyers Statement on Tragic Events in Ferguson, Missouri

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DETROIT – Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers Jr. (MI-13) released the following statement in response to ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri: "A few facts are clear: A young, unarmed man was shot by a police officer. A small town is under what is essentially martial law. Tear gas and rubber bullets are being used against everyday citizens. Serious and sweeping civil righ... Read more »

Reps. Conyers, Clay and Fudge Call on Department of Justice to Investigate the Death of Michael Brown

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Following the tragic killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers Jr. (MI-13), Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-01) and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) issued a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) ... Read more »

Conyers: Boehner Lawsuit Against President Obama Is Pure Political Theatre

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Stay informed and connected: Democrats.Judiciary.House.Gov / @HouseJudDems Conyers: Boehner Lawsuit Against President Obama Is Pure Political Theatre Today, Congressman John Conyers Jr., Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, opposed H. Res. 676, a resolution that would authorize the Speaker of the House to file suit against President Obama for “failure to enforce the Affordable Care Act... Read more »

Bipartisan Coalition of House Judiciary Committee Members Introduce the Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014

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Stay informed and connected: Democrats.Judiciary.House.Gov For Immediate Release: July 29, 2014 Contact: Stephanie Báez (Conyers)(202) 225-6906 - Aaron Keyak (Nadler)(202) 202-225-5635 - Michael Hardaway (Jeffries) (202) 225-5936 BIPARTISAN COALITION OF HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS INTRODUCE THE TRADE SECRETS PROTECTION ACT OF 2014 Today, a bipartisan coalition of six House Judiciary Committ... Read more »

House Judiciary Democrats Laud Senator Leahy's Introduction Of The USA Freedom Act

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Stay informed and connected: Democrats.Judiciary.House.Gov For Immediate Release: July 29, 2014 Contact: Stephanie Báez(Conyers)(202) 225-6906 Aaron Keyak (Nadler)(202) 202-225-5635 David Dailey (Scott) (202) 225-8351 House Judiciary Democrats Laud Senator Leahy's Introduction of the USA FREEDOM Act Today, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced a Senate version of H.... Read more »

Conyers & Scott Hail Sentencing Commission’s Vote Providing Retroactive Fairness for Low Level Offenders

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Today, the United States Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to apply a reduction in the sentencing guideline levels applicable to most federal drug inmates retroactively. Unless Congress disapproves the amendment, beginning November 1, 2014, eligible inmates can ask courts to reduce their sentences. Courts will review a number of individualized factors, including public safety, in considerati... Read more »

Conyers: “Speaker Boehner’s Lawsuit Against President Obama is Unfounded & Unnecessary”

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Today, the U.S. House Rules Committee held a hearing on Speaker John Boehner’s resolution, “providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the president inconsistent with his duties under the Constitution of the United States.” Specifically, House Republicans contend that President Obama overstepped his constitutional authority in delaying the employer mandate of the Affordable Care... Read more »

Conyers Introduces Two Bills Safeguarding Public Employees, Retirees & Access to Utilities During Bankruptcy Proceedings

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Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) introduced H.R. 5133, the “Protecting Employees and Retirees in Municipal Bankruptcies Act of 2014,” along with Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), and Henry C. “Hank” Johnson (D-Ga.). Specifically, this legislation amends chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code to strengthen protections for public employees and retirees in m... Read more »

As House Republicans Block Immigration Reform, Conyers Backs President Obama’s Strategy

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(DETROIT) – Today, the White House made public that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has no intention of bringing immigration reform legislation up for a vote on the House Floor. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) delivered the following statement after President Obama’s announcement that he will take administrative steps in the coming months to reform the country’s ... Read more »