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Aug 21, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Congressman John Conyers  (D-MI), ranking member of the House Committee on Judiciary, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Educat

Aug 18, 2017 Press Release

Detroit, MI– House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today released the following statement in response to the news that Steve Bannon will no longer serve as White House Chief Strategist:

“As I said in November, Steve Bannon is the standard-bearer for the worst instincts in American society.  Whether Bannon personally trades in violence, racism, and bigotry - he allowed Brietbart - his media organization - to become a platform for white nationalism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, and anti-immigrant sentiment of the worst kind. 

Aug 11, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) filed an amicus brief today in support of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington’s (CREW) effort to hold President Trump accountable for his ongoing violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause. Blumenthal and Conyers are the lead plaintiffs in a separate effort to compel the President to comply with the Constitution’ critically important anti-corruption measure. 

Aug 4, 2017 Press Release

More than 50 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, Armed Services Committee, and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today wrote to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. to urge that they not comply with any unconstitutional directive to ban transgender individuals from serving in the United States military. 

Aug 2, 2017 Press Release

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) today released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement of support for the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act:

Aug 2, 2017 Press Release

Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-03) and John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13), the ranking members of the House Committees on Education and the Workforce and the Judiciary, respectively, issued the following statement after reports surfaced that the Department of Justice plans to attack and undermine affirmative action programs in colleges and universities. 

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (MI-13) today gave the following statement during the hearing  of  H.R. 391, the “The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act.”

H.R. 391, the “Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act,” is unfortunately yet another anti-immigrant measure premised on rhetoric and misinformation. 

Notwithstanding the bill’s short title, H.R. 391 does nothing to reform our Nation’s asylum system.  In fact, it dismantles it.