Government Oversight

Conyers Support Bill Authorizing FBI Assistance in Mass Killings Investigations

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Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2076, a bill allowing the attorney general and the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide assistance at the request of state and local law enforcement officials in the investigation of mass killings and other violent acts such as school and workplace shootings. Current law does not give the FBI and the Department of Justice explic... Read more »

Ranking Members Call on Issa to Withdraw NLRB Subpoena

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Today, the Ranking Members of the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Education and the Workforce, and the Judiciary wrote to Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa urging him to withdraw his unilateral subpoena demanding documents from the National Labor Relations Board relating to its investigation of Boeing’s alleged discrimination against workers in Washington State. Issa launche... Read more »

Conyers: Allegations That News Corp. Violated Privacy of 9/11 Victims Are Disturbing and Require Thorough Review

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Today, Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) said that the Democratic Staff of the House Judiciary Committee will review allegations that News Corporation (“News Corp.”) has engaged in serious and systemic invasions of privacy. News Corp. is a United States media corporation with international operations.“With every day, the allegations against News Corp. grow more extensive and more disturbi... Read more »

Conyers Calls for New Strategies to Deal With Drug Abuse

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Today, on the fortieth anniversary of President Nixon declaring a “War on Drugs,” Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) joined Dr. Ron Daniels, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson and others at the National Press Club for a forum entitled, “Declaring War on the War on Drugs,” to discuss how Nixon’s initiative has too often made the American people the victims. “Now, more than ever, we need to change the count... Read more »

Conyers: Mueller's Leadership Has Been Proven; Tenure Renewal Would Bode Well for American Safety

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Today House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) commended U.S. Justice Department Attorney General Eric Holder for extending the tenure of FBI Director Robert Mueller for an additional two years. First nominated by former President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, Director Mueller’s 10-year term was set to expire later this year.“Although I have disagreed with Direct... Read more »

Conyers: Witnesses Came Only to Promote Pro-Industry Interests Without Any Knowledge of Pending Legislation

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement on his take of yesterday’s hearing on “Raising the Agencies’ Grades – Protecting the Economy, Assuring Regulatory Quality and Improving Assessments of Regulatory Need.” “The Republicans’ witnesses could not disguise the fact that their call for hamstringing federal agencies stemmed from a blatant co... Read more »