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John Conyers, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Arts, Entertainment, and History

Full Name: John Conyers, Jr.
Office: U.S. House (MI) - District 13, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1964
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 13
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Monica; 2 Children: John III, Carl
Birth Date: 05/16/1929
Birth Place: Detroit, MI
Home City: Detroit, MI
Religion: Baptist
Date Title
Issue Position: Reparations
Issue Position: Jazz
July 30, 2014 Medicare's 49th Birthday
July 22, 2014 Nelson Mandela Day
June 20, 2014 House Passes Conyers Amendment to Prevent Shoulder-Fired Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Syrian
June 19, 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015
June 10, 2014 Hearing of the House Judiciary Committee - Music Licensing Under Title 17 Part One
May 29, 2014 Conyers Introduces "RESPECT Act" to Ensure Fairness for Music Legends & Motown Greats
May 28, 2014 Conyers Honors the Life and Legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou
May 6, 2014 House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Increase Access to Foreign Art in U.S. Museums and School
May 1, 2014 Conyers Salutes $25,000 in Grant Funding to Detroit Public Television
April 17, 2014 Conyers Applauds $90,000 in Grant Awards to Further Embolden the Detroit Arts
March 27, 2014 Conyers Kicks Off Jazz Appreciation Month by Introducing a Bill to Preserve & Promote Jazz
March 26, 2014 National Jazz Preservation, Education and Promulgation Act of 2014
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary, Department of the Interior - Conserve National Treasures Using Antiquities Act
April 19, 2013 Letter to Chairman Simpson - National Endowment for the Arts Funding
April 19, 2013 Letter to Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran - National Endowment for the Humanities Funding
Sept. 21, 2012 Sensenbrenner and Conyers Introduce Athlete Due Process Protection Act
March 19, 2012 House Passes Chabot-Conyers Bill Encouraging Foreign Countries to Lend Cultural Works to American Museums
March 19, 2012 Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act
Aug. 22, 2011 Conyers Introduces Legislation to Preserve Jazz as a National Treasure
July 15, 2011 Conyers: Allegations That News Corp. Violated Privacy of 9/11 Victims Are Disturbing and Require Thorough Review
May 6, 2011 Letter to Chairman Mica, Ranking Member Rahall, Chairman Duncan and Ranking Member DeFazio
March 14, 2011 Conyers Introduces the PLAY Act, the "Prevent Lockout of Athletes This Year Act"
March 14, 2011 The Prevent Lockout of Athletes This Year Act
Feb. 28, 2011 Honoring the Embassy of Turkey and the Ertegun Family for Their Contribution to Jazz
Jan. 18, 2011 Conyers Calls on the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today
Dec. 30, 2010 Conyers Mourns the Passing of Friend and Jazz Legend Dr. Billy Taylor
June 2, 2010 Conyers Announces AmeriCorps Grant for Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, ACCESS, of Dearborn Michigan
May 14, 2009 Conyers Makes Statement Regarding The Performance Rights Act (H.R. 848)
Feb. 4, 2009 Introduction of the Performance Rights Act of 2009
March 14, 2008 Conyers Floor Remarks on FISA Amendments Act of 2008
Dec. 20, 2007 Hearing of the House Judiciary Committee - Applicability of the Federal Criminal Laws to the Interrogation of Detainees
Dec. 5, 2007 Genocide Accountability Act of 2007
Oct. 29, 2007 Ending the Genocide in Darfur
Oct. 12, 2007 Judiciary Committee to Expand Investigation into NFL Player Injuries
June 6, 2007 Calling on the Government of China to Stop Genocide and Violence in Darfur, Sudan
May 22, 2007 Preserving United States Attorney Independence Act of 2007
April 23, 2007 Introduction of the Tulsa-Greenwood Riot Accountability Act
Dec. 8, 2006 Compete Act of 2006
Sept. 7, 2006 Netroots Strikes for Truth and Fairness
July 19, 2006 Conyers Urges Action to Quell Violence in Middle East
May 30, 2006 Conyers Criticizes FBI Raid of Congressional Office
May 10, 2006 A Pulitzer for Thelonious Monk
March 14, 2006 Blog Power
March 1, 2006 Honoring and Praising the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the Occasion of Its 97th Anniversary
Feb. 6, 2006 Olver Opposes Warrantless Spying on Americans
Jan. 31, 2006 Honoring the Life and Accomplishments of Mrs. Coretta Scott King
Dec. 15, 2005 Introduction of a Resolution Urging the Observance of Global Family Day of Peace and Sharing
Dec. 7, 2005 Recognizing Anniversary of Ratification of 13th Amendment
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