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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 »

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 »

Conyers Challenges House Majority to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation Following Senate Judiciary Passage

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This afternoon, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee hearing entitled, “S. 744 and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: Lessons Learned or Mistakes Repeated?” This hearing comes a day after the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to report to the Senate Floor S. 744, comprehensive immigration reform legislation entitled the, “Border Security, Economic Opportun... Read more »

Conyers Celebrates the 59th Anniversary of Landmark case Brown v. Board of Education

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Today marks the 59th anniversary of the seminal civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954). In this case, the Supreme Court overturned Plessy v. Ferguson,163 U.S. 537 (1896) which held that separate but equal treatment of blacks and whites was constitutional. Oliver Brown, along with a collection with thirteen African American parents filed suit against the Board of Educati... Read more »