Creating Jobs in Southeast Michigan

Representative Conyers is dedicated to putting people back to work in Southeast Michigan.  He has repeatedly opposed trade agreements like NAFTA that have killed American jobs and while providing little economic benefit in return.

Representative Conyers has worked closely with the Obama administration to help provide bridge loans to the auto industry during the aftermath of the financial crisis.  He has fought to preserve and expand the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program, which helps retrofit and expand manufacturing facilities that produce components used in the manufacturing of fuel-efficient automobiles.  As a part of his work as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, he helped bring a new United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) satellite office to Detroit. This office will directly employ over 100 workers and will lay the groundwork for thousands of new jobs in our region in innovative technological fields.

Representative Conyers will continue to push the president and Congress to make jobs legislation a national priority. He’s introduced legislation entitled the "Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act," which would directly put millions of unemployed Michiganders back to work in a variety of fields.  He will also continue to champion targeted job creation initiatives that will strengthen the manufacturing industry and benefit our region.

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