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Conyers, Amash Introduce Bipartisan LIBERT-E Bill to Address National Security Agency Surveillance

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Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Congressman Justin Amash (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Liberty Caucus, announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to address National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance. H.R. 2399, the "Limiting Internet and Blanket Electronic Review of Telecommunications and Email Act" (LIBERT-E Act), re... Read more »

Conyers Applauds Supreme Court NVRA Decision Reaffirming Congressional Authority to Regulate Elections

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released this statement applauding the Supreme Court ruling in Arizona et al. v. Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona that invalidated Arizona’s law requiring applicants to submit documentary proof of citizenship beyond what is required by the common registration “Federal Form” established by the National Voter Registration Act... Read more »

Conyers: As Senate Moves Forward Bipartisan Immigration Reform, House Republicans Take a Wrong Turn

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee hearing on H.R. 2278, the “Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act” (The SAFE Act). After hearing from a panel of witnesses, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued this statement critical of the bill under consideration: “I sincerely hope that this bill does not signal the direction in which our conversation is heading. As the ... Read more »

Conyers: FBI Exceeds Surveillance Authority in Letter and in Spirit of the Law

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee Oversight Hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During his opening remarks, Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) delivered the following statement: “On Wednesday, June 5, the Guardian published what appears to be a classified order from a member of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The order requires Verizon... Read more »

Conyers: All-Male Republican Panel Says They Know Best About Women’s Healthcare Choices

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This morning, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee markup of H.R. 1797, the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” The legislation was passed out of the Judiciary Committee by a vote of 20 to 12. Following the markup, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “The legislation considered today by the Judiciary Committee represents one of the mo... Read more »

Conyers on Surveillance Disclosures: Time for a Reset in the War Against Terror

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Rep. John Conyers issued the following statement: “Yesterday’s revelations concerning widespread surveillance of Internet communications, combined with the disclosures concerning surveillance of Americans’ phone records raise serious alarm bells. “I agree with the president’s sentiment expressed last month that we are at a crossroads in the so-called war against terror. It is vital that we underst... Read more »

Conyers, Nadler, and Scott: NSA-Phone Tracking is Overbroad; Call for Immediate Hearings

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Following the public revelation concerning the collection of phone records, ranking member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) issued the fol... Read more »

Conyers Strongly Opposes Majority’s Efforts to Restrict Women’s Right to Choose

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Today, the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a Markup of H.R. 1797, the “District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” Following consideration of the bill, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “I am deeply disappointed that today my colleagues in the majority opted to use our limited working time to consider legislation tha... Read more »

Conyers: Justice Department Response Should Put Partisan Allegations to Rest

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This afternoon, the U.S. Department of Justice transmitted a letter in response to Congressman Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Congressman Sensenbrenner’s (R-Wisc.) letter to the attorney general on May 29, 2013. Following the delivery of this letter, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “I appreciate the department’s quick and forthright response to the recent letter from... Read more »

Conyers, Watt Statement on Patent Litigation Issues

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Today, Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released a discussion draft designed to address some of the outstanding patent issues, including litigation abuse. Following the release of this discussion draft, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, and... Read more »