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Conyers: Patriot Act Extension is Too Flawed, Too Intrusive, and Too Over-reaching

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Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) rose on the House Floor in opposition to H.R. 514 which would extend, until December 8, 2011, the three expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act. H.R. 514 is being considered today for House passage, without any hearings, markups, nor the opportunity for amendments that would have allowed for necessary bipartisan reform measures t... Read more »

House Judiciary Democrats to Counter GOP's Attack on a Woman's Right to Choose

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On Tuesday, February 8, Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will push back against Republican efforts to curtail women’s reproductive rights. House Ju... Read more »

House Judiciary Democrats Call for Hearings on Gun Safety

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Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, joined by the other fifteen Democrats on the Committee, today asked Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to hold hearings on gun safety in the wake of the recent Tucson shootings. “It is more important than ever that we examine our gun safety laws and regulations,” said Conyers. “It is simply common sense to limit the a... Read more »

Conyers: REINS Act Would Undermine Health and Safety, While Handing the Regulatory Keys to Big Business

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Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement at the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law hearing on the REINS Act, Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny.At the first hearing of the reconstituted Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law, we are being asked to focus on a newly introduced bill known... Read more »

Conyers: Patients' Rights Repeal Act Would Add 54 Million People to the Rolls of the Uninsured

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) spoke on the House floor staunchly opposing the Patients’ Rights Repeal Act that would eliminate the essential provisions of health care reform, the Affordable Care Act. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, if enacted, the repeal would increase the country’s deficit by $230 billion in the coming decad... Read more »

Ranking Member's Opening Remarks

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Welcome to the minority Web site of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. The Judiciary Committee has broad jurisdiction over measures relating to federal anti-trust law, courts and judges, constitutional issues and amendments, civil rights and liberties, immigration, patents, trademarks and copyrights, interstate compacts, and apportionment of representatives. Please use t... Read more »

Conyers Introduces New Legislation to Hold Corporate Criminals Accountable for Dangerous Products

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) today introduced two bills designed to hold corporations and their officers accountable for criminal actions. The first bill, the Dangerous Products Warning Act, H.R. 6544, requires business entities to warn employees, consumers, and the appropriate federal officials of any product or service that poses a serious danger to the public, ... Read more »

Kandinsky Celebrated in Exhibition

| Posted in In the News

The show rewards your attention with a blizzard of provocative ideas. One is key: Wassily Kandinsky’s proposition that a line is a point set in motion. Read more »