Friday, January 20, 2017

CONYERS: OBAMA LEAVES BEHIND A LEGACY OF GREATNESS (Photos)

I’m honored to have been able to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office – not once, but twice - during my lifetime. 

He broke barriers when he became our first African-American president and he has continued to break records throughout his presidency. President Obama has worked tirelessly everyday on behalf of our country. He took office at a time when our country was teetering on the edge of economic collapse. 

When the auto industry was on the brink of collapse, President Obama stepped in, saving millions of jobs up and down the supply chain. Under his leadership, our nation has been pulled out of the Greatest Recession since the Great Depression, more than 18 million previously uninsured Americans now have health insurance, Dodd-Frank has minimized the threats to financial stability, and he has commuted more sentences of prisoners who were victims of unjust sentencing, than any other President. President Obama is leaving behind a lasting legacy of greatness. 

Not only has he inspired generations of Americans to reach for the stars and go after their dreams, he has broken many barriers throughout his administration, continued to push limits and move our nation forward.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

CONYERS: OBAMA LEAVES BEHIND A LEGACY OF GREATNESS


Detroit, MI – Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today released the following statement:

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
“I’m honored to have been able to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office – not once, but twice - during my lifetime.  He broke barriers when he became our first African-American president and he has continued to break records throughout his presidency.

“President Obama has worked tirelessly everyday on behalf of our country. He took office at a time when our country was teetering on the edge of economic collapse. When the auto industry was on the brink of collapse, President Obama stepped in, saving millions of jobs up and down the supply chain. Under his leadership, our nation has been pulled out of the Greatest Recession since the Great Depression, more than 18 million previously uninsured Americans now have health insurance, Dodd-Frank has minimized the threats to financial stability, and he has commuted more sentences of prisoners who were victims of unjust sentencing, than any other President.

“President Obama is leaving behind a lasting legacy of greatness. Not only has he inspired generations of Americans to reach for the stars and go after their dreams, he has broken many barriers throughout his administration, continued to push limits and move our nation forward.”


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Friday, January 13, 2017

AHEAD OF CLASSIFIED BRIEFING ON RUSSIAN HACKING, HOUSE JUDICIARY DEMS PRESS COMEY TO PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGE INVESTIGATION & RELEASE DOCS TO COMMITTEE




Washington, DC – Today, ahead of a classified briefing by the Intelligence Community on attempts by the Russian government to influence the last election, all House Judiciary Democrats, led by Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) sent a letter urging FBI Director James Comey to publicly acknowledge the existence of an investigation into President-elect Trump and his associates--and to release copies of all relevant investigative materials regarding the investigation to the House Judiciary Committee, in the same way it did after its investigation of Secretary Clinton's private email server.

The letter was signed by every Democratic member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, including: Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Judy Chu (D-CA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Karen Bass (D-CA), Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), David Cicilline (D-RI), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).

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CONYERS Joins Terri Sewell For The Celebration Of The Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

Image may contain: 3 peopleGlad to join Terri A. Sewell for this celebration of the Birmingham #CivilRights National Monument. We must do everything in our power to protect African American history & culture!

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Ryan Calls Ferguson Painting ‘Disgusting’


House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is siding with his party and wants the painting of police-community relations in Ferguson, Missouri, that depicts police officers and others as animals to be taken down.
“This is disgusting and it’s not befitting the Capitol,” Ryan said Thursday on “The Mike Gallagher Show,” adding that “this isn’t a question of First Amendment rights.”
Missouri Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay, who sponsored the painting and has consistently fought for it, fired back.
- See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/hoh/speaker-ryan-calls-ferguson-painting-disgusting#sthash.XZSTPBZ0.dpuf


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Thursday, January 12, 2017

CONYERS & CUMMINGS APPLAUD INSPECTOR GENERAL INVESTIGATION OF FBI ACTIONS BEFORE 2016 ELECTION


Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. John Conyers, Jr. and Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Members of the House Committees on Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement after the U.S. Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced they will conduct an immediate investigation into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) actions before the 2016 election:

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
“Our citizens must be able to trust that the FBI, our chief federal law enforcement agency, is non-partisan and does not insert itself into the electoral process.  We are pleased that the Inspector General is following up on our request to investigate and review these allegations and look forward to receiving a full review of these matters.” 

On November 4, 2016, Conyers and Cummings wrote to the DOJ Inspector General asking that they launch an investigation to determine the source of multiple unauthorized—and often inaccurate—leaks from within the FBI to benefit the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. You can view the letter here.

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Read the Scathing 1986 Letter Coretta Scott King Wrote Opposing Sessions’ Federal Nomination

Coretta Scott King’s nine-page letter blasted Jeff Sessions' nomination to be a federal judge, saying that the then-U.S. attorney’s “politically-motivated voting-fraud prosecutions to his indifference toward criminal violations of civil rights law, indicates that he lacks the temperament, fairness and judgment to be a federal judge.”



http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2017/01/read-the-scathing-1986-letter-coretta-scott-king-wrote-opposing-jeff-sessions-federal-nomination/

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