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2013-08-26 20:21:47

WASHINGTON and BALTIMORE, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Democratic issues strategist Robert Weiner, a former White House spokesman and senior staff for three House Committees, and policy and research analyst Nakia Gladden are highlighting Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-Balt) emergence as President Obama's biggest defender in the wake of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Chairman Darrell Issa's "overreach" and his concentration on "phony scandals."...

2013-01-30 08:26:43

DETROIT, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert Garrett, President of Michigan Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, issued the following statement: "AFSCME and other Labor Unions will join in a Day of Action on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Congressman John Conyers will address a Day of Action Rally to be held at 1:00 PM at the Dozier Community Center, 2025 Middlebelt Road, Inkster MI," stated Garrett. The Day of Action...

2013-01-24 20:21:19

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Democratic Strategist Robert Weiner, a former White House spokesman and senior spokesman on Capitol Hill, and senior policy analyst Richard Mann have said in The Hill that the "debt ceiling games," now regularly threatening the U.S. economy and used as a wedge to attempt to force cuts to critical programs including Social Security and Medicare, are illegal under the Constitution. Weiner and Mann, citing the wording of the...

2012-09-21 10:21:16

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC), Ford Motor Company and a host of other sponsors and strategic partners will team up to present Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) with the Champion of Justice Award during the Michigan Congressional Black Caucus Reception and Motown Live Afterglow. One of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Weekend's most sought-after tickets, the event will take place Sept. 21 at...

2012-01-26 15:21:00

IN MICHIGAN CHRONICLE, Weiner and Ravenet Document "Voting to Make Top 1% Rich But No One Else Gets There" WASHINGTON and DETROIT, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Weiner, a former Clinton White House spokesman, and Jaime Ravenet, Senior Analyst at Robert Weiner Associates, respond to Michigan Congressman/Congressional Black Caucus Dean John Conyers' "compelling question to us in a conversation, 'Why do conservatives vote against their own interests?'" "If we can answer...

2011-11-06 08:00:00

Op-ed Reveals Startling New Statistics New York, NY (PRWEB) November 06, 2011 Brian F. Martin, founder and Chairman of The Makers of Memories Foundation, co-wrote an op-ed in The Hill last week focused on the damaging effects of domestic violence on children. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), joined Martin in writing the piece, which was inspired by Octoberâs Congressional Briefing regarding the issue. At the briefing, Conyers called for an oversight hearing to assess what can and...

2011-09-22 07:45:00

iLead/iServe Theme Looks at Value and Impact of Involvement WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1971, the cost of a gallon of gas was under $1, the U.S. voting age was lowered to 18, and 12 men and one woman formed one of the most influential caucuses on Capitol Hill. Four decades later, the surviving six original members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will hold a symposium to talk about lessons learned, goals accomplished, and work yet to be done. The...

2011-08-10 09:15:00

WASHINGTON and DETROIT, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Weiner, a former Clinton White House spokesman and communications director for House Government Operations Committee under Rep. John Conyers, and Senior Political Analyst at Robert Weiner Associates John Horton argue that the goal of both progressives and the Congressional Black Caucus is to "make Obama better," not replace him in either the Democratic primaries or general election. "However, to assure that happens, he...

2011-05-04 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Republican and Democrat members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet came together on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, to ask critical questions of ICANN during the "ICANN Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Oversight Hearing." Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC), and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) especially...

2009-09-09 13:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Open Book Alliance and several other organizations today joined together in submitting a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, urging it to carefully review and scrutinize the proposed Google Book Settlement and its implications for authors, copyright holders, schools, libraries and the public. The letter, which was organized by the Open Book Alliance, was delivered to House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. John Conyers...