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Congressman John Conyers

Representing the 13th District of Michigan


The service and bravery of our veterans must be reflected in the support we provide them after they return home.  I strongly believe that the men and women who have fought for our freedoms deserve access to quality healthcare, job opportunities, and affordable housing. 

I have been an active fighter for veterans and am committed to ensuring they have ample resources to transition smoothly into civilian life.  In 2013, I cosponsored the Veteran’s Mental Health Accessibility Act which aimed to eliminate the five year window in which Veterans must seek treatment for mental illnesses.  I also helped promote Obama’s  proposals to expand job opportunities for veterans. 

As a veteran of the Korean War, I understand the issues that our soldiers face and am committed to their health and success.

For more information concerning work and views related to Veterans issues, please contact our office.

More on Veterans

June 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Late yesterday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives considered H.R. 2685, the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2015.”  During consideration of the legislation, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) offered an amendment to increase federal funding for the United Service Organizations (USO) by 50 percent, which received unanimous support.

June 19, 2014 Press Release

(DETROIT) – Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) joined with Congressman Mike Honda (D-Calif.) to introduce H.R. 4816, the “Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act 2014.” This legislation expands the number of veterans, and their descendants, whose illnesses related to exposure to toxins are covered by the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense. On Tuesday, June 10th, Reps.

July 6, 2009 Press Release
For Immediate Release
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