Government Oversight

Regulations Do Not Kill Jobs But Save Lives

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Today, the House of Representatives began consideration of a series of bills aimed at disrupting the regulatory process that is responsible for protecting the health and safety of millions of Americans. H.R. 527, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act, H.R. 3010, the Regulatory Accountability Act, and H.R. 10, the REINS Act all will undermine a host of regulatory protections. These protection... Read more »

Conyers Joins Hoyer in Opposing Voter ID Laws

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Today, Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) joined Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-Mo.), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Charlie Gonzalez (D-Texas), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Judy Chu (D-Calif.), and House Administration Committee Ranking Member Robert Brady (D-Pa.) in a letter urging the elections administrat... Read more »

Conyers: DHS Subpoena Authorization Premature

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement voted to authorize the subcommittee chairman to issue a subpoena to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) following a request from Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX.) for sensitive law enforcement data related to persons who have come into contact with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). Ranking ... Read more »

Conyers: Judiciary Committee Should Hold Antitrust Hearings on College Athletics

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Today, Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) participated in a roundtable forum on intercollegiate athletics entitled “Hypocrisy or Hype? The Impact of Back-Room Deals, Payoffs, and Scandals in American Collegiate Student Athletics” organized by Representative Bobby Rush (D-ILL.). The forum’s panel consisted of experts in the fields of sports journalism and economics, the president of the Nat... Read more »

Conyers: Conservatives Pile On Regulations Stifling Job Creation

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3010, the “Regulatory Accountability Act,” which would amend the Administrative Procedure Act in numerous ways that would effectively halt agency rulemaking, undermining critical public health and safety rules. Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the following statement in response to the hearing: “The Regulatory Accountab... 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 »