John Conyers

(John James Conyers Jr.)

John Conyers
John Conyers
  • Born: May 16, 1929
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









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A black public official must be held to the same standard [as anyone else] ... a lower standard would be patronizing, a higher standard would be racist. Minorities & Women
A federally paid sex policeman. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
If people have assault weapons, they're going to use assault weapons. Guns & Gun Control
If the Democratic Party is to win in November, it will have to fly with both its wings—the liberal and the conservative. Liberals & Conservatives
The Republicans opposed Social Security in 1933 when President Roosevelt first put it in. They didn’t want it then and they do not want it now. I would not want anyone’s grandmother to be reading the Wall Street stock market pages to figure out how she might earn more than the staff of the Social Security Administration. Elderly, Aging. Old Age, Social Security & Pensions
Those weren't criminals in LA. Those were outraged citizens. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
You have to reject a machoism. You have to identify with the wimps. You know, there is a certain perception of wimpishness about being against the death penalty. I mean, some of my colleagues say to me, "Fry these vermin, John. What's the problem, man? Capital Punishment, Dealth Penalty & State Execution
According to recent opinion polls, a large majority of Iraqis believe that the U.S. military has no intention to leave Iraq, and that it would stay even is asked by the Iraqi government to leave. Government
Every few generations there are people who come along that change the way we look at the world, for musical enthusiasts Monk is one of these individuals.
For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed a multitude of innocent civilian victims: Men, women and children, Arab and Israeli. Women
I am a Korean War veteran. I support our troops as much as anyone in this body, but I do so by advocating redeployment out of Iraq as soon as it can be safely done. War & Peace
If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our intentions in their country, if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism, we must clarify our intent.
I'm used to being cut out of the conference meetings, but now they are cutting us out even before the bill's are written or either the House or Senate Acts.
In this most powerful nation in the world, lack of access to health care should not force local and state governments, companies and workers into bankruptcy, while causing unnecessary illness and hospitalization. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans, in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based their sexual orientation can go unpunished, and in which discrimination is being written into our laws.
Mr. Chairman, the price for continuing this war is too high, not only in budgetary terms, but in American lives, Iraqi civilian casualties blamed on America and in the steady increase in the terrorist ranks that this war is provoking around the globe. War & Peace
My friends in the Congress, I have known Coretta King since I went south during the civil rights movement as a lawyer. She was a vibrant, consistent, totally dedicated partner with her husband.
None of us condone terrorism in any way, shape, or form, and I believe Hezbollah is a terrorist organization that was, is, and remains a threat to peace in the Mideast, and must be dismantled and disarmed. War & Peace
Once the violence has ceased, the US should immediately call on the World Bank and other international institutions to convene a donors conference to rebuild Lebanon's shattered infrastructure.
Our system of private health insurance that fails to provide coverage to so many of our citizens also contributes to the double-digit health care inflation that is making America less competitive in the global economy. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Some of the ideas that come from the fringe of the far right are just so implausible that it is hard to take those ideas seriously.
The American taxpayers should not have to send one more penny on the Administration's Iraq misadventure. Let's give our troops the supplies they need to get out of Iraq safely. Let's bring our troops home.
The Magna Carta is widely known to be one of the foundational documents for our Constitution. I can only imagine that a mention of that in a court decision would be forbidden by our friends on the right.
The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World's potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it.
The presence of American troops is fueling the insurgency in Iraq, as acknowledged by General Casey and numerous other experts, and is helping terrorist recruiters build their numbers across the globe.
The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell grants when the truth is that over the last four years, their legislation has done the exact opposite. Truth
The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans who need assistance with the costs of higher education. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The time is now for Congress to address health care in America. Time ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
There is no better illustration of that crisis than the fact that the president is openly violating our nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens.
Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working Americans across the country, are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Violence against judges and threats of violence against Judges is on the rise and it is no laughing matter. When leaders attempt to rationalize this violence, it only makes the problem worse.
We all agree that manufacturers have a right to ensure that fake goods are not marketed in their names and that their own goods are not marketed under fake names.
When it comes to civilian deaths, violent hostilities play no favorites.