On the Issues

During his decades of service in Congress, Representative Conyers has led the fight to protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare from cuts and privatization schemes.  He understands these benefits have been earned over a lifetime of hard work and that our country must honor its promises to our seniors.  He is a sponsor of H. Con. Res. 72, which states that Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefit cuts should not be part of any deal in Congress aimed at reducing the deficit.

Representative Conyers is a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The health care reform bill has improved the lives of seniors, young adults, small businesses, and many others in Southeast Michigan and has taken power away from insurance companies and given it to patients and doctors.

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 fought to ensure equal access to quality education for Southeast Michigan’s students. This has included introducing and co-sponsoring bills to save and create jobs for hundreds of thousands of teachers, fighting against cuts to school nutrition programs, and promoting efforts to keep our community safe for our children. Representative Conyers is deeply concerned about inequities in our school system and has pushed to increase funding for school districts with high concentrations of poverty. 

Representative Conyers understands that ensuring the safety of our citizens is the most important task of government. 

As critical as our military strength is to protecting American interests abroad, the use of military force should always be our final option, not our first.  We must always have an aggressive, proactive diplomatic presence in areas of potential conflict and seek to use our influence to avert conflict.  Putting our men and women in uniform in harm’s way should never be taken lightly or undertaken for the wrong reasons.

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