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Congressman John Conyers

Representing the 13th District of Michigan

Press Releases

October 3, 2016 Press Release

Detroit, MI – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) today announced more than $2 million in federal funding for police departments in Detroit and Melvindale. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S.

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September 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today released the following statement after House passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) which provides $170 million in funding to replace water infrastructure in communities such as Flint, Michigan:

September 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), leaders of the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group, today issued the following joint statement on the police-involved shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina and subsequent protests:

September 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), and Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) issued the following response to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) regarding the Republican spending bill:

September 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on a letter she and several colleagues sent to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), calling on the agency to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for eighteen months, from November 21, 2016 through May 21, 2018.

September 19, 2016 Press Release
15 Members of the Michigan Delegation Send Letter of Support to Director of Missile Defense Agency

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Michigan Congressional delegation today sent a letter to Vice Admiral James D. Syring, Director of the Missile Defense Agency, to voice their strong support of Fort Custer Training Center, one of three locations under consideration for a possible Continental United States Interceptor Site. The letter was signed by U.S.

September 10, 2016 Press Release

Detroit, MI – Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to reinstate the ban on straight party ticket voting in Michigan:

September 1, 2016 Press Release
Conyers & Jackson Lee: Congress Must Pass Sentencing Reform

Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) released the following statements after the White House announced the commutation of the sentences of 111 individuals earlier this week:

August 18, 2016 Press Release

Detroit, MI – Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today released the following statement after reports that the United Nations (UN) accepted its role in the Haiti cholera crisis:

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