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Conyers and Jackson Lee Call for Congressional Action on Data Collection Legislation

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) released the following joint statement in support of their bills, the End Racial Profiling Act (H.R. 1933) and the CADET Act (H.R. 1810) respectively, that would enhance and Federalize much-needed data collectio... Read more »

Congressman Conyers Applauds The Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Next U.S. Attorney General

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch, currently the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, to be the next U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice by 56 – 43 vote: “Despite an unprecedented delay, I am relieved that Senate Republicans were able to re... Read more »

Bipartisan Group of House Lawmakers Reintroduce The Innovation Protection Act

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Nadler (D-NY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Doug Collins (R-GA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced H.R. 1832, “The Innovation Protection Act.” The legislation would create a revolving fund that will allow the U.S. Patent and Trademark... Read more »

Democratic Ranking Members Oppose GOP Attempts To Undermine D.C. Residents’ Civil Rights

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) issued statements strongly opposing efforts by Republicans to overturn anti-discrimination bills that protect workplace equality, reproductive choice, and educational equality in the District of Columbia. Ranking Member Conyers stated: “... Read more »

Conyers, Sensenbrenner, Baldwin, Vitter Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect American Inventors

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Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), along with United States Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and David Vitter (R-LA) introduced bipartisan legislation to restore the effective one-year protection, known as the “grace period,” for inventors who publicly disclose discoveries prior to filing a patent application on those discoveries. The Grace P... Read more »

Ranking Member Conyers, Reps. Nadler, Blackburn, and Deutch Introduce the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015

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NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), along with Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and fellow co-sponsor Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), a senior Member of the Hous... Read more »

Rep. Conyers Joins 180 House Democrats in Filing Amicus Brief Supporting the Obama Administration’s Immigration Executive Actions

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Today, Rep. John Conyers, Jr. announced his support of efforts to ensure that America’s immigration laws reflect American values by joining 180 House Democrats in filing an amicus brief in support of the Obama Administration’s appeal in the Fifth Circuit case of Texas v. United States. The case has reached the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals following a federal district court ruling that grant... Read more »

Rep. Conyers Calls on DOJ to Investigate the Police-Involved Beating Of Floyd Dent

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to formally investigate the police-involved beating of Floyd Dent, an unarmed African American man, which occurred in Inkster, Michigan. On January 28, 2015, Inkster Police pulled over Floyd Dent after alleging he ran a stop sign. D... Read more »

Conyers Praises Commutation Of Sentences, Calls For Sentencing Reform

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Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement after the White House announced the commutation of the sentences of 22 individuals - each of whom had been convicted of drug offenses: “I welcome and applaud the commutations of the sentences of these individuals. Incarcerating people for unwarranted lengths of time serves no constructive purpose. The ... Read more »

Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. Opening Statement at Hearing on FCC Net Neutrality Hearing

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Today, during a full House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Wrecking the Internet to Save It? The FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules,” Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) delivered the following opening statement: “The Judiciary Committee has a central role in studying the issue of net neutrality and, more generally, competition on the Internet. “As the Committee considers today the specific question o... Read more »