Strange bedfellows: House defeats effort to rein in NSA phone-tracking

Strange bedfellows: House defeats effort to rein in NSA phone-tracking

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- A rare left-right bloc of House members vowed after a narrow loss to redouble efforts to curb a national-security program that amasses Americans' phone records.

Black Caucus preparing legislation to address racial profiling

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Congressional Black Caucus members are preparing racial-profiling legislation in response to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black Florida teen, aides say.
Conyers to go for 24th term in 2012

Conyers to go for 24th term in 2012

DETROIT, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Saying he's not ready to retire, U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., who has been in Congress since 1965, announced plans to run for re-election in 2012.

Conyers apologizes for son's use of SUV

DETROIT, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Rep. John Conyers Jr. said Wednesday his son's use of his official vehicle, which was burglarized, was "inappropriate."

Democrats seek torture special counsel

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- A group of Democratic members of Congress Saturday asked U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to name a special counsel to investigate torture.

Congress wants answers on immigrant health

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers say they want answers from Department of Homeland Security leaders about reports of inadequate medical care for detained immigrants.

Health plans don't impress Michael Moore

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore criticized the two Democratic presidential hopefuls for not embracing government-financed health coverage.
U.S. House finds Bolten, Miers in contempt

U.S. House finds Bolten, Miers in contempt

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The House of Representatives approved contempt citations against two key White House aides for their refusal to testify about the firings of U.S. attorneys.

Mukasey: No waterboarding probe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey Thursday said he couldn't investigate previous uses of waterboarding because it was considered legal at the time.

House bill would protect media sources

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. journalists could gain federal protection from having to reveal their confidential sources thanks to a new bill passed by the House of Representatives.

Judiciary chairs want AG 2005 opinions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Congressional leaders Thursday asked the U.S. Justice Department for secret legal opinions in 2005 that authorized use of harsh interrogation techniques.

House panel approves contempt citations

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Judiciary Committee Wednesday voted to issue contempt citations against a top aide and a former top aide to President George W. Bush.

Gonzales aide refuses to talk to Congress

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- A senior aide to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says she will not cooperate with a Democratic probe into the firings of federal prosecutors.

Dems blast immigration fee hikes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats have sharply criticized President Bush's proposed naturalized citizenship and visa fee hikes and pledged to fight the measures. Many Democrats said the proposed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services fee increases would unfairly

Black Caucus poised for key House roles

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Congressional Black Caucus members are in line for key leadership roles in the U.S. House of Representatives when the Democrats assume control in January.
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John Conyers Jr.
Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) speaks at a press conference before Global Family Day at Dupont Circle in Washington on December 31, 2008. Conyers spoke by boxes made by District of Columbia school children, representing building blocks of peace, that will be delivered to international embassies in Washington. The 9th annual Global Family Day will be celebrated on January 1, 2009 to promote peace and understanding between all faiths, cultures, and nationalities. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

Carl Edward Conyers

John Conyers, Jr. (born May 16, 1929) is the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district, serving since 1965 (the district was numbered as the 1st District until 1993), and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

He is currently the second-longest serving incumbent member of the House (just after fellow Democrat from Michigan, John Dingell) and the third-longest incumbent member of the entire Congress by length of service (after Dingell and Daniel Inouye). The district includes most of northwestern Detroit, as well as Highland Park, Hamtramck and part of Dearborn.

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