U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced a $30 million grant for Corktown, Detroit, through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The City of Detroit is one of five communities to receive funding under the federal initiative—FY2020 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant—to be used to redevelop distressed housing in the Greater Corktown neighborhood. Read More
Throughout this week, Rep. Lawrence spearheaded a week-long initiative to increase accessibility to the COVID-19 vaccine by collaborating with local walk-up mass vaccination sites throughout the 14th District. She also partnered with local governments and community organizations to raise awareness of the vaccine. Read More
U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in favor of H.R. 1620—Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. Like previous reauthorizations, H.R. 1620 makes some vital improvements to address gaps in current law, based on extensive consultation with victim service providers, law enforcement, and other experts. link.
U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, landmark, life-saving legislation that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, get vaccines in people’s arms, put money into families’ pockets, return children safely to the classroom, and put people back to work. Read more
U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement on the attacks on the U.S. Capitol during the Electoral College vote certification. Rep. Lawrence was rushed off the House floor to a safe location after a violent mob broke into the Capitol. Read More
U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence’s (MI-14) bill, H.R. 3976, which renames a United States Post Office facility in Detroit after the late national recording artist and Detroiter Aretha Franklin, was signed into law yesterday. Read More