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Constitution and Civil Justice

The Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice has jurisdiction over all matters concerning the United States Constitution, including amendments and constitutional rights.

Ranking Member

Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen
Tennessee

Democratic Members

Jamie Raskin
Jamie Raskin
Maryland
Jerrold Nadler
Jerrold Nadler
New York

Recent Activity

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers Jr. (D-MI.) delivered the following remarks during the House Judiciary Committee’s markup of H.R. 2228, the “Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017”

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Ranking Member Steve Cohen (D-TN) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s issuance of two deeply troubling documents:

Oct 3, 2017 Press Release

H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” is a dangerous and far-reaching attack on a woman’s constitutional right to choose whether or not to terminate a pregnancy - a right that the Supreme Court guaranteed more than 44 years ago in Roe v. Wade.

Oct 3, 2017 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36 on a near party line vote of 237-189. H.R. 36, the so called “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” bans abortions beginning at 20 weeks after fertilization and is a direct challenge to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

Oct 3, 2017 Article

Fact Sheet: H.R. 36, The So-Called “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s continued inflammatory rhetoric urging the National Football League (NFL) to fire players for protesting racial injustice:

Sep 15, 2017 Press Release

In advance of Sunday’s Constitution Day, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) introduced H. Con. Res.

Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Republican Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced H.R. 3771, the House companion to U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis’ (R-N.C.) Special Counsel Integrity Act.

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