Democrats Name Conyers as Judiciary Ranking Member
By Andrew Ramonas | December 17, 2021 6:26 pm

The House Democratic Caucus approved Rep. John Conyers of Michigan to be ranking member of the Judiciary Committee when the 112th Congress convenes in January, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday.

John Conyers (Gov)

Conyers, who has been chairman since 2007, will succeed Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) as ranking member in January, when the Republican takes the panel’s gavel. The 23-term Democrat previously served as ranking member from 1995 to 2007.

He has spent decades on the Judiciary Committee since coming to the House in 1965. Conyers is the second-longest serving House member after Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.).

A spokesman for Conyers didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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