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Conyers: Judiciary Republicans Jeopardize Civil Rights Protections by Creating More Red Tape for Federal Agencies

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee markup of H.R. 1493, the "Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013"; H.R. 2122, the "Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013"; H.R. 2542, the "Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Acts of 2013"; and H.R. 2641, the "Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013.” After his opening remarks, ... Read more »

Conyers: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Keep DREAMers and Parents Together

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Today, the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing entitled, “Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children.” After the first panel’s opening remarks, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “I am greatly encouraged by the tenor of today’s immigration reform hearing, and by my Republican colle... Read more »

Conyers: Continue the Bipartisan Tradition of Emboldening Voting Rights

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing entitled, “The Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court’s Decision in Shelby County.” Following his opening remarks, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “As the crown jewel of our nation’s civil rights laws, I was deeply dismayed by the Supreme Court’s decision in ... Read more »

Conyers: Bipartisan Consensus that Unchecked, Sweeping Surveillance Programs Must End

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee hearing on, “Oversight of the administration’s Use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Authorities.” The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is the committee of primary jurisdiction for both authorities principally discussed at the hearing today: Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. Fol... Read more »

Conyers Supports Justice Department Investigation into Trayvon Martin Case

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Following the jury’s verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “In the wake of this weekend’s verdict, I strongly support the Department of Justice’s determination to conduct an independent and thorough review of the Trayvon Martin case and consider whether federal charges should be brought. “Beyond the Department’s investigation, I... Read more »

Reps. Richmond, Conyers, Nadler, and Scott Lead Letter Calling for Investigation into Several Louisiana Prison Facilities

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Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), ranking member of the full U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, and Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) se... Read more »

Conyers Touts Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Today, a new White House report was released finding that comprehensive immigration reform would create jobs, boost productivity and economic growth, raise worker’s wages, and strengthen Social Security. Following the release of the report, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “The White House report today makes clear: comprehensive immigration reform is a boon t... Read more »

Conyers: Republicans Jeopardizing Health and Safety of all Americans In Pursuit of Ideological Agenda

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law held a hearing entitled, “H.R. 2122, the ‘Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013.” Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement as his opening remarks: “The so-called ‘Regulatory Accountability Act’ – which effectively will prevent agencies from issuing regulations – is among... Read more »

Conyers, Goodlatte, Sensenbrenner, and Scott Statement on Meeting with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-Va.) met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss his sworn congressional testimony and the search warrant for James Rosen’s e-mails. After the mee... Read more »

Conyers Calls on Judiciary Republicans to Abandon Partisan, Piecemeal Approach to Immigration Reform

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee Markup of H.R. 2131, the “Supplying Knowledge-based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM Visas Act (The SKILLS Visa Act).” This comes on the heels of a full committee Markup yesterday of H.R. 1772, the “Legal Workforce Act,” that would make E-Verify, an electronic employment verification system, mandatory for all employers. Following... Read more »