October 28, 2019
Monday
Oct 28
2019

Statement from President Clinton and Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Representative John Conyers

New York, NY
Statement

For Immediate Release: October 28, 2019

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Statement from President Clinton and Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Representative John Conyers

John Conyers was a champion for justice and equality who spent more than half a century in Congress fighting for the people of Detroit and beyond. He made our country stronger in many ways, including co-sponsoring the Voting Rights Act and taking a crucial role in the creation of Medicare. And as the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee during another period of extreme division, he rose above the fray time and again to defend the facts, the law, and the Constitution. He had great gifts of intelligence, knowledge, and determination and made the most of them. Hillary and I send our thoughts and prayers to his family.