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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.  

Jun 12, 2016 Press Release

Detroit, MI – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) today released the following statement on the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida:

Jun 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary 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 42 individuals:

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Today, the Subcommittee on Crime will hear testimony about synthetic drugs, a problem that is primarily affecting adolescents and young adults.

I want to thank you, Mr. Chairman, for organizing this hearing on a very important topic. I also wish to welcome today’s witnesses and express my gratitude to them for taking time to come here and offer their personal experiences and insight.

The abuse of synthetic drugs, or designer drugs, has been recognized as far back as the 1980’s.

May 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, during National Police Week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 125, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, unanimously by voice vote.

May 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13), today applauded House passage of H.R. 5046, the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 which passed by a vote of 413-5. The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 authorizes $103 million per year from Fiscal Year 2017 through 2021 for the creation of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Grant Program. The program would provide competitive grants to states and local governments to expand services that address the growing rate of opioid abuse and overdose deaths.