Relative: Rep. Conyers Won't Seek Re-Election Due To HealthIan Conyers told The New York Times that his great-uncle — the longest-serving current U.S. House member — "is not resigning."
Former Conyers Staffer Says She Suffered Years Of Sexual HarassmentA woman who alleges she was fired because she rejected Detroit Rep. John Conyers' sexual advances broke a confidentiality agreement Thursday to tell NBC's "Today" show that the longest-serving member of the U.S. House subjected her to years of sexual harassment.
After New Accusations, Conyers Facing Growing Pressure To ResignPressure from fellow Democrats grew for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that included partially undressing in front of her in a hotel room and inappropriate touching.
Former Conyers Staffer Says He Inappropriately Touched Her TwiceA former staffer to Rep. John Conyers says he made an unwanted sexual advance toward her and touched her inappropriately twice in the late 1990s, the Detroit News reported Tuesday, in the latest sexual misconduct allegations against the veteran lawmaker.
Amid Investigation, Conyers To Step Aside From Leadership RoleMichigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in Congress.
Paul Ryan Calls Sexual Harassment Report On Conyers 'Troubling'House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday labeled as "extremely troubling" a report that Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances.
Good Question: How Did MLK Jr.'s Birthday Become A Nat’l Holiday?The third Monday of every January is one of ten national holidays that government employees get every year. Most children have no school and every state and federal employee receives a paid day off. The first official observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal holiday was on January 20, 1986 – 18 years after the Civil Rights leader was shot. But David Chang, a professor of U.S. history at the University of Minnesota, says the idea for the holiday came just four days after the assassination in 1968.