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Conyers Joins Gun Violence Prevention Forum in Calling for Action Now

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Yesterday, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) participated in a forum put on by the Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce, established by Minority Leader Pelosi. Following his participation in the forum, Congressman Conyers issued this statement: “As gun violence continues to pervade our nation, I commend the Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce for their continued focus on the issue. “A broad spect... Read more »

Conyers Commemorates 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision

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On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court delivered its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, affirming the constitutional protection right of women to determine their own personal health care choices without undue government influence. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued this statement to mark the historic anniversary: “40 years ago the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade affi... Read more »

Conyers Joins President Obama at the White House and Calls for Strong Measures Against Gun Violence at Special Congressional Hearing

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Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) participated in two events highlighting the need for Congress to take action against gun violence. In the morning, Congressman Conyers attended an event at the White House, hosted by President Barak Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, at which the President set forth a package of recommendations on gun violence reduction. Subsequently, Congressman Con... Read more »

Conyers Joins Cummings and Former Oversight Committee Chairmen in Filing Brief Opposing Republican Fast and Furious Contempt Lawsuit

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Today, John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, joined Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, in filing an amicus brief in the contempt lawsuit brought by House Republicans against Attorney General Eric H. Holder relating to Operation Fast and Furious. They were joined by two other House Member... Read more »

Reps. Scott and Conyers Lead Letter Requesting Clemency on Unfair Crack Sentences

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Today, Representative Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), Ranking Member of the Crime Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, and Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the full House Judiciary Committee, led a letter from House members to President Obama requesting that he establish a process for considering appropriate clemency for those in prison who were sentenced pr... Read more »

Conyers Offers Sympathies to Victims of Newtown Shooting, Calls for Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence

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(DETROIT) –Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement today in response to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: “Today, our hearts go out to the victims of the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. We offer our condolences to their families. “The level of gun violence in this country is unacceptable. There have been too ma... Read more »

Conyers, Nadler, and Scott Urge Greater Scrutiny of Administration’s Drone Program

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This morning, the House Judiciary Committee held a Full Committee Markup of H. Res. 819, “Directing the Attorney General of the United States to transmit to the House of Representatives, not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution, any documents and legal memoranda in the Attorney General’s possession relating to the practice of targeted killing of United States citize... Read more »

Remembering Jack Brooks, Former Judiciary Committee Chairman

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Late Tuesday evening, former representative, and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jack Brooks (D-Texas) passed away in his hometown of Beaumont in Texas. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued this statement following the news of his passing: “I am sad to learn that my former colleague and friend Jack Brooks has passed away. “As long-time members of the House Judiciary Committ... Read more »

Conyers Applauds Sixth Circuit’s Upholding Affirmative Action in Michigan

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Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in the state - Proposal 2 - which was passed by voters in 2006 as an amendment to the state constitution. The Court found that Proposal 2 deprives minorities of equal protection of the law by creating a structural burden that minority students would have to shoulder in order to address... Read more »

Joined by Six Members of Congress, Conyers Announces Continuing Investigation of Voting Rights

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(DETROIT) – Today, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), joined by Subcommittee on the Constitution Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Subcommittee on Elections Ranking Member Charles Gonzalez (D-TX), along with Representatives John Lewis (D-GA), Judy Chu (D-CA), and Marcia Fudge (D-OH), a... Read more »