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Conyers Helps to Introduce Legislation Curbing the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Ruling

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Today, Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) joined alongside Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Robert Brady (D-Pa.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Robert Andrews (D-N.J.), and Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), to introduce as co-sponsors legislation authored by Representative John Dingell (D-Mich.) entitled the, “Restoring Confidence in Our Democracy Act.” Represe... Read more »

Conyers: Time to Return to Helping Struggling Americans, Not to Perpetuate the “War Against Women”

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Today, H.R. 3803, the “District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” failed to pass the House of Representatives. This legislation would have banned abortions in the District of Columbia starting at 20 weeks after conception. The bill did not contain any health exceptions, including psychological threats to a woman’s life, nor did it provide for exceptions in cases involving ince... Read more »

Conservatives’ Anti-Regulatory Agenda Puts Americans’ Health, Safety, and Economic Security At Risk

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) helped to lead the opposition in the House to H.R. 4078, the “Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act.” Ranking Member Conyers issued this statement following the passage of the bill by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives: “I am very disappointed that today my conservative colleagues voted to ... Read more »

Conyers Introduces Bill to Spur Foreign Investment, Business Development and Job Creation in America’s Most Distressed Areas

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(DETROIT)—Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Committee Member Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced the "American Investment and Job Creation Act of 2012" (H.R. 6210). The AIJC Act would amend existing immigration laws to spur new foreign investment, business development and job creation in the United States, particularly in economically troubled areas, such... Read more »

Conyers Calls on Congress to Seize Bipartisan Momentum and Pass Sales Tax Fairness Legislation

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3179, the "Marketplace Equity Act of 2011.” This legislative hearing was a follow-up to the oversight hearing on the "Constitutional Limitations on States' Authority to Collect Sales Taxes in E-Commerce” on November 30, 2011. Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) is the longest standing member of the Judiciary Committee to work on th... Read more »

Parental Rights are Important but a Constitutional Amendment is Unnecessary

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Yesterday, the Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on “H.J. Res. 110, an Amendment to the Constitution Concerning Parental Rights and Education.” In numerous cases, the Supreme Court has long recognized the relationship between parent and child as a fundamental right. H.J. Res. 110 would not provide any additional protections or recognition not already afforded to this important bond b... Read more »

USPTO Satellite Office Opening Creates Jobs and Sends Message to the Nation that Detroit is a Center for Technological Development and Innovation

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(DETROIT)—Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) joined Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank for the opening of the Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) satellite office in Detroit, Michigan. This is the first ever USPTO satellite office. The office will directly create more than 100 new jobs with the potential to spur the c... Read more »

Conyers: Health Care Repeal Vote A Time Wasting Political Temper Tantrum

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Today on the floor, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) voted against H.R. 6079, the “Repeal Obamacare Act.” During debate over the measure, Ranking Member Conyers lead Judiciary Democrats in opposition to the bill. This marks the 31st time House Republican leadership has held a vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which created landmark new prote... Read more »

Conyers Calls on IRS to Crack Down on Tax Preparer Rip-offs of Customers

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Yesterday, the Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, held a hearing on “Identity Theft and Income Tax Preparation Fraud.” The Subcommittee heard testimony from several witnesses, including Mr. Michael Robinson, a victim of tax fraud. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released this statement following the hearing. “T... Read more »

Holder Contempt Vote A Partisan Distraction; House Should Focus on Job Creation Legislation

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released this statement following the vote in the House of Representatives to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. “This attorney general has gone to extraordinary lengths to accommodate Congress’ request for information by appearing before it nine times and providing over 7,000 pages of documents. Mo... Read more »