John (John) Conyers, Jr. (D-USH13)
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Room 2426 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2213

Residence: Detroit, MI
Elected: 1964    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Monica Ann Esters   DOB: 5/16/1929
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
Co-ChairCongressional Task Force on Illegal Guns
Co-ChairCongressional Refugee Caucus
ChairmanOut of Afghanistan Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Full Employment Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Western Sahara Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Sports Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Documentary Film and Book Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Waterways Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
Co-ChairOut of Iraq Caucus
Co-ChairOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberHouse Lumber Trade Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Inventions Caucus
FC MemberGlobal AIDS Emergency Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Savings and Ownership Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
FC MemberCongressional Battlefield Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberCongressional Global Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gaming and Entertaining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberInternational Workers Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pro-Sports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberNational Heritage Area Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Men's Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Oral Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Korea
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing


Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Democrat, represents Michigan's 13th Congressional District which encompasses a large portion of Detroit, as well as Dearborn Heights, Ecorse, Garden City, Highland Park, Inkster, Melvindale, Redford, River Rouge, Romulus, Wayne, and Westland. In November 2014, Congressman Conyers was elected to his 26th consecutive term, making him the first African-American to hold the distinction as Dean (most senior member) of Congress. From 1989 to 2004, Congressman Conyers served as Chair of the Committee on Government Operations (now the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform). In 2006, Congressman Conyers was elected by his congressional colleagues to lead, as Chairman of the pivotal House Committee on the Judiciary in the 110th and 111th Congress. The Judiciary Committee oversees the Department of Justice, FBI, and the Federal Courts. Additionally, the committee has jurisdiction over copyright, civil rights and liberties, consumer protection, and constitutional issues. Congressman Conyers was also a member of the Judiciary Committee in its 1974 hearings on the Watergate impeachment scandal and played a prominent role during President Clinton's impeachment process, giving him the distinction as the only Judiciary Committee Member to have served on both panels. Currently, he serves as the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee Congressman Conyers is one of the 13 Founding Members and the Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).The CBC was formed in 1969, the CBC was founded to strengthen African-American law makers' ability to address the legislative concerns of Black and minority citizens. In Mr. Conyers' 50 plus years in Congress, some of his major accomplishments include- the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, the Motor Voter Bill of 1993, the Martin Luther King Holiday Act of 1983, the Alcohol Warning Label Act of 1988, and the Jazz Preservation Act of 1987. He was also the driving force behind the Help America Vote Act of 2002.

In recent years, Mr. Conyers has focused his efforts on promoting economic development in Southeast Michigan, fighting for equal justice and the protection of the civil rights for all Americans, and promoting peace around the world. Congressman Conyers is dedicated to improving the lives of the people of the 13th Congressional District. During the 113th Congress, he worked tirelessly to secure $300 million in funding for deserving groups and organizations in the Detroit Metropolitan Area.

Congressman Conyers is the principal author of the "End Racial Profiling Act" legislation that would ensure that the rights of all Americans are protected by banning racial profiling nationwide and by requiring all federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to take administrative steps to eliminate the practice. He recently introduced the "Youth Jobs Act" establishing in the Department of Treasury the Youth Jobs Fund to be awarded to local entities for work-based training and activities of demonstrated effectiveness to provide unemployed, low-income young adults and youth with skills that will lead to employment.

Congressman Conyers was born on May 16, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Northwestern High School in Detroit. Upon graduation, he went to Wayne State University for his undergraduate (1957) and legal studies (1958). Congressman Conyers served in the National Guard and the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. Congressman Conyers is married to Monica, and they have two sons John III and Carl Edward.

Congressman Conyers has received numerous honors for his leadership, including the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Award, which was presented to him by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has also been awarded numerous honorary degrees from colleges and universities throughout the nation. Congressman Conyers has two sons, John III and Carl Edward.

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