The U.S. House of Representatives passed Representative Brenda L. Lawrence’s (MI-14) amendment to H.R. 2, the INVEST in America Act, transformative legislation that invest $1.5 trillion to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and address numerous issues plaguing our nation’s roads, bridges, transit systems, housing, broadband access, and so much more. Read More
U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a comprehensive plan to address the systemic racism and bias in policing towards the Black community. Following the murder of George Floyd, at the hands of officers of the Minneapolis Police Department, the Congressional Black Caucus, along with the House Committee on the Judiciary, introduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Read More
Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Reps. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Reps. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) hosted a virtual discussion focusing on the power of a woman’s right to vote. Read More
U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement in observance of Juneteenth, the oldest commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, which is recognizing its 155th anniversary. Read More
Democratic Women’s Caucus Leadership Urge Immediate Senate Action on the HEROES Act
Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-1) released the attached letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging immediate Senate action on the HEROES Act, legislation that impacts women and their families, especially women of color.
U.S. Representatives Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Troy Balderson (OH-12), Mike Quigley (IL-05), and John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) introduced the bipartisan Small Business PPE Tax Credit Act, legislation that would provide a tax credit, up to $25,000, for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), for small businesses, 501(c)(3) non-profits, veterans’ organizations, independent contractors, farmers, sole proprietors, and many more, in any taxable year in which the President of the United States, in respect to COVID-19, declares a national emergency under the National Emergencies Act or under Section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Read More