"Through the medium of music, during its most tumultuous times, Berry Gordy through Motown Records established a uniquely American artform," Mr. Conyers said. "I want to present this award honoring the achievements of Berry Gordy and the musical history he created through Motown."
"It is time for the United States to join the global community for a humanitarian response," said Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, top Democrat on the immigration subcommittee. "We should do our part by admitting 200,000 refugees, with 100,000 reserved for refugees from Syria."
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