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Sep 15, 2017 Press Release

Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced they will drastically limit the scope of the Collaborative Reform Initiative of the DOJ COPS Office. This program was intended to work with police departments to review, grade, and monitor progress concerning certain aspects of how they interact and work with their communities. 

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 joint statement:

Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

July 28, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and John Conyers (D-MI), Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, today introduced the Security Clearance Review Act. The bill would authorize the Director of the FBI to revoke the security clearance of an employee of the Executive Office of the President if the Director deems such actions necessary to national security. Their legislation was cosponsored by 19 additional Representatives.

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. 

Jul 12, 2017 Press Release

Today, all seventeen Democratic members of the House Committee on the Judiciary wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to request information about his decision to abruptly settle United States v. Prevezon Holdings Ltd, a money laundering case that the Department of Justice (DOJ) abruptly settled that involved Russia sanctions, New York real estate holdings, and the lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. 

Jun 27, 2017 Press Release

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) today sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to renew their call for the number of U.S. persons included in Section 702 collections. The members also called for statistics on the methodologies used in developing the project as well as information on the resources that would need to be diverted in order to complete the project.

Jun 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, June 1, 2017) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) on Thursday pressed the president of Kushner Companies for answers on the company’s use of EB-5 visas and its continued ties to Jared Kushner, President Trump’s top advisor and son-in-law.  At a time when Mr.