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May 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.”  

Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, released the following statement in response:

May 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman Cedric Richmond, CBC Member At-Large Yvette D. Clarke, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr., and CBC members Mia Love, Frederica Wilson, and Barbara Lee issued the following joint statement concerning reports that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is gathering evidence of crimes committed by Haitian beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status for use in potentially refusing to renew Haiti’s TPS designation:

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.           

Mar 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On March 10, 2017, the Trump Department of Justice asked all 46 sitting U.S. attorneys to resign from office.  At least one U.S. attorney resisted that request—and on March 11, 2017, President Trump fired Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. 

Aug 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) released the following statements after the White House announced the commutation of the sentences of 214 individuals:

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 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As part of the House Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan criminal justice reform initiative, the Committee today approved by voice vote a bill to reauthorize a federal grant program targeted at reducing crime among youth.