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Conyers Fights Dangerous Gun Legislation: Bill Would Override States’ Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence

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Today, Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) led the opposition to H.R. 822, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011,” a dangerous bill that would override the laws of almost every state by obliging each to accept concealed handgun carry permits from every other state, even if the permit holder would not be allowed to carry or even possess a handgun in the state where he or she i... Read more »

Conyers Defends Senior Citizens, Veterans, and Environmentalists’ Access to Courts

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Today, the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law held a hearing on H.R. 1996, the “Government Litigation Savings Act”. The bill would prevent our veterans and elderly from recovering their legal fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, which for 30 years has helped to ensure that senior citizens, veterans, environmental groups, and other non-profit organizations can vindicat... Read more »

Conyers: 123 Organizations Oppose a Balance Budget Amendment

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Previously, the Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on H. J. Res 1, a balanced budget amendment, which the Full Committee subsequently reported. During the hearing, the majority’s witnesses, including former U.S.attorney general and Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh, ... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Members Send Emergency Letter to Georgia State Parole Board

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Yesterday, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-Va.), and House Judiciary Committee Member Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) wrote a letter to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles urging them to reconsider the decision to conclude Troy Davis’ death penalty clemency hearing. Mr. Davis’ d... Read more »

Conyers: Concealed Gun Carry Should Not Be Allowed Across State Lines

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing on H.R. 822, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.” The bill would override the laws of almost every state by obligating each to accept concealed handgun carry permits from every other state, even if the permit holder would not be allowed to obtain such a permit or carry a ... Read more »

Conyers Bill to Protect Judges Passes House

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Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1059, a bill that makes permanent the United States Judicial Conference's authority to redact personal and sensitive information from financial disclosure reports filed by judges and judiciary branch employees, such as the filer’s home address or spouse’s workplace address. Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the following statement i... Read more »

Conyers Support Bill Authorizing FBI Assistance in Mass Killings Investigations

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Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2076, a bill allowing the attorney general and the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide assistance at the request of state and local law enforcement officials in the investigation of mass killings and other violent acts such as school and workplace shootings. Current law does not give the FBI and the Department of Justice explic... Read more »

Conyers Lauds DOJ’s Decision to Block AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

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Today, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of AT&T Inc.’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc. on grounds that the arrangement would violate U.S. antitrust law and adversely affect American consumers. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement in response to the Department’s action: “Today’s action by t... Read more »

Conyers Lauds Obama Administration’s Announcement on DREAM Act Deportation Cases

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Yesterday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the Department will review all 300,000 deportation cases pending in immigration courts to prioritize the deportation of criminal aliens over those who pose no threat to the public. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement in response to this announcement: “Yest... Read more »

Ranking Members Call on Issa to Withdraw NLRB Subpoena

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Today, the Ranking Members of the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Education and the Workforce, and the Judiciary wrote to Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa urging him to withdraw his unilateral subpoena demanding documents from the National Labor Relations Board relating to its investigation of Boeing’s alleged discrimination against workers in Washington State. Issa launche... Read more »