Posted by Sylvia Smith - 07/01/2009 | Email the editor

Judiciary Committee Chairman Addresses Luncheon July 24

Rep. John Conyers Jr., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and dean of the Congressional Black Caucus, will address a luncheon on Friday, July 24. 

Conyers, D-Mich., has called for investigating the decisions and legality of the Bush administration’s policies on detainee interrogation methods, warrantless wiretapping and attorney firing.  Conyers has said, "Even after scores of hearings, investigations, and reports, we still do not have answers to some of the most fundamental questions.  Investigations are not a matter of payback or political revenge. It is our responsibility to examine what has occurred and to set an appropriate baseline of conduct for future administrations."

Conyers has also been a long-time advocate of single-payer national health insurance.

Conyers has been a member of Congress for 45 years. His district includes large areas of Detroit. 

To make reservations, call 202-662-7501, or email Cost of the luncheon is $17 for Club members, $28 for guests of members and $35 general admission. 

The luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m.

To submit a question in advance, put CONYERS in the subject line and email You can submit a question whether you are able to attend the luncheon or not. If you do submit a question, please do so before 11 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.