John Conyers, Jr., is a U.S. representative for Michigan.
'Democrats must publicly push for accountability'
By John Conyers
Sept. 22, 2016 7:15 p.m. ET
The power of impeachment is a responsibility entrusted to the House of Representatives by the Constitution and to the House Judiciary Committee by our peers. I take this charge very seriously—and, for the most part, so do my colleagues in the majority.
I have spent my career fighting for the principles I believe in – Jobs, Justice, and Peace — while at the same time working across the aisle, whenever possible, to achieve positive results for the constituents I represent in my congressional district. This includes key legislation concerning public health and safety; civil and criminal justice; civil rights and civil liberties; and most import
Looking back five decades and into the present turmoil, it's easy to draw comparisons, but the galvanization of people for justice is just as much required now as it was in the 60s
by Rep. John Conyers, July 20, 2016
A new report reveals that our public schools are still largely segregated by race and class
This summer, Pope Francis released one of the most important and eloquent works of our time: Laudato Si. A meditation on modern culture and our responsibilities to our creator and one another, it directly confronts the sin and injustice of continued environmental degradation and inaction on climate change.
Earlier this year, GOP standard-bearers Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal highlighting their support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, two massive trade deals with Asia and Europe. Congressman Ryan and Senator Cruz built their argument on a simple premise: Trade is good for exports.
For decades, Congress has implemented policies that distort America's criminal justice system and tip the scales of justice in favor of punishment over rehabilitation. As a matter of civil rights and basic justice, our criminal justice system must change. Fortunately, the Obama Administration recognizes the unacceptable status quo, and recently announced an initiative to spur change.
When I voted for the Clean Air Act as a Member of Congress in 1970, I received a stern warning from special interests: Environmental protection hurts economic growth.
It's no secret that the House Republican budget being considered this week would hurt the livelihoods of low-income Americans. Since winning control of the House in 2010, GOP leaders and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan have used the federal budget process to slash funding for education, nutrition, and job-training in order to pay for tax breaks for a fortunate few.