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May 3, 2017 Press Release

Three Years after Disastrous Flint Water Switch Conyers, Kildee, and Lawrence Reintroduce Bill to Stop Emergency Managers

Apr 26, 2017 Press Release

Mr. Chairman, I welcome this hearing as the Crime Subcommittee continues its oversight of the components of the Department of Justice that advance the Department’s law enforcement mission. 

The Bureau of Prisons and the Marshals Service both play important roles in this regard.

It is particularly important that we closely examine the administration of the Bureau of Prisons at this time.           

Apr 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  Today, on the three-year anniversary of the water switch that resulted in a lead contamination in Flint, Mich., the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) sent a letter to President Trump questioning the Administration’s commitment to the area in light of proposed budget cuts to EPA and other agencies. Although the water in the majority African-American city continues to improve and federal agencies have invested millions of dollars in resources in the area, residents still have to use filters and many of them don’t trust that the water is safe for drinking and bathing.

Apr 4, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C.On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:30AM, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a forum entitled, “Civil Rights Under the Trump Administration-The First 100 Days.” 

Jul 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – The bipartisan working group on policing strategies – announced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) – met to discuss the issues of the use of excessive force by police, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns related to these issues.

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) joined members of the Congressional Black Caucus at a press conference today to denounce the slayings of police officers in Dallas,  and the slayings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota. Below are Congressman Conyers’ remarks as prepared for delivery: 

Jun 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) unveiled new data from the 2013-2014 school year showing gaps that remain in educational equity and opportunity for students. Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) released the following statement on the release of the new data by OCR:

May 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee today approved by voice vote H.R. 5283, the Deterring Undue Enforcement by Protecting Rights of Citizens from Excessive Searches and Seizures Act of 2016 (Due Process Act) to strengthen protections for Americans’ property through civil asset forfeiture reform.

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Committee on the Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) and  Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) unveiled the findings of a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on actions needed to reduce racial and socioeconomic segregation, and address disparities in K-12 public schools. Ranking Members Conyers and Scott, along with retired Congressman and former Ranking Member George Miller, first requested this report in May 2014.

Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Obama Administration announced that 53 jurisdictions—including Detroit, MI—have committed to Police Data Initiative (PDI). As part of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the White House launched PDI as a community of practices aiming to improve the relationship between citizens and police through uses of data that increase transparency, build community trust, and strengthen accountability.