Antitrust

House Judiciary Committee to Hold Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Hearing on Thursday

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As announced last month, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law will hold an oversight hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 8th. The hearing is titled “Competition in the Video and Broadband Markets: the Proposed Merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable,” and will examine the potential competitive impacts... Read more »

Conyers & Watt: Goodlatte’s Manager’s Amendment Will Harm the Patent System

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Today, U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte announced the Markup of H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act,” this Wednesday, November 20th. In announcing the Markup, Chairman Goodlatte released a Manager’s Amendment making changes to H.R. 3309. In addition, this afternoon Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced the “Patent Transparency and Improvemen... Read more »

Ranking Member Conyers Statement at Judiciary Hearing on Antitrust Enforcement Agencies

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law held a hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Antitrust Enforcement Agencies.” Specifically, this oversight hearing focused on the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition’s antitrust efforts. During his opening remarks, Ranking Member John Conyers... Read more »

Republicans Refuse to Get it Right: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Still Rolls Back Protections for Vulnerable Women

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the following statement in response to a Republican manager’s amendment to H.R. 4970, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), adopted by the House Committee on Rules yesterday evening. “The managers’ amendment is a fig leaf meant to cover the simple truth that this bill rolls back existing law and fails to... Read more »

Conyers: President Obama’s Support for Gay Marriage A Courageous Stand

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) applauded President Obama’s support for marriage equality for same-sex couples. Ranking Member Conyers is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1116, the “Respect for Marriage Act” which would repeal the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA). As Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee during the 104th Congress, Repres... Read more »

Democrats Fight to Protect All Victims of Domestic Violence

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Today at markup, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Committee Democrats opposed H.R. 4970, a Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) Reauthorization bill that omits protections for vulnerable communities and removes existing protections for immigrant women. The bill omits language designed to protect Native American women by allowing tribal authorities to prosecut... 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, Clarke Call for the Federal Government to Respond to Anti-Muslim Sentiment

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Congressman Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) called for the federal government to take the necessary steps to counter anti-Muslim sentiment.“We believe that this sense of Congress is a logical step toward sending the message that the American Muslim community should be able to enjoy the rights guaranteed under the Constitution ... Read more »

Conyers Initiates Investigation of Religious Profiling by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency in Michigan

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(Detroit)—Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement regarding allegations charging the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) with improper and inappropriate interrogations singling out American-Islamic citizens. “The allegations of religious profiling raised by Michigan’s Council on American-Islamic Relations in Detroit yesterday should be of concern t... Read more »