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Mar 7, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) attended the President’s signing ceremony for the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA).  Last Thursday, the U.S.

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Feb 28, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Representatives Gwen Moore (D-WI), John Conyers (D-MI), applauded the passage of the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) following the failure of the partisan and discriminatory proposal put forth this week by House Republicans.  With House Democrats pushing for a stronger, more comprehensive reauthoriza

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Feb 28, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Today, former Chairmen of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis.) and Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) responded to oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Shelby County v.

Feb 27, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Today, civil rights icon Rosa Parks was honored by having a statue dedicated in her honor within Statuary Hall inside of the United States Capitol. Following his participation in the ceremony, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement:

Feb 27, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – This morning, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee oversight hearing entitled, “Drones and the War on Terror: When Can the U.S. Target Alleged American Terrorists Overseas?”  Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) delivered the following statement during his opening remarks:

Feb 22, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Today, the Republican leadership announced they will bring their version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization to the House Floor next week. As opposed to S. 47, which passed the Senate with a bipartisan vote of 78 to 22 last week, the House Republican version of VAWA omits protections for the LGBT, Native women, and immigrant communities.

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Feb 12, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) released this statement following the Senate passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), S. 47, by a vote of 78 to 22.  This Senate-passed bill is almost identical to the bill introduced in January by Reps. Moore and Conyers (H.R. 11).

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Feb 8, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) — This past Sunday, former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins (D-Ill.) passed away in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 81.  Representative Collins was the first black congresswoman from Illinois and represented her Midwestern district for nearly 25 years.  During the 96th Congress she served as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and in the 104th Congress she served as ranking mem

Feb 8, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – This afternoon, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a final rule formalizing, “the national standard for determining whether a housing practice violates the Fair Housing Act as a result of discriminatory effect.”  After the announcement of this rule, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement:

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