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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Small Business

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April 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) led a bipartisan House letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo urging their Departments to support the deployment of federal funding to  the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), through the State Small Business Initiative, to ensure relevant partners can access technical assistance programs geared towards minority-owned businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

March 12, 2021 Event




March 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted for the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan. The bill passed the House with a 220-211 vote, and it now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. The House passed the first iteration of the legislation on February 27.

February 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representatives Brenda L. Lawrence (D-MI-14), Troy Balderson (R-OH-12), Mike Quigley (D-IL-05), and John Joyce, M.D. (R-PA-13) reintroduced 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.

February 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined the Michigan Democratic congressional delegation in urging State Legislative Leader Shirkey and Speaker Wentworth to act on the funding passed by Congress to help Michigan families and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

August 31, 2020 Press Release
Southfield, MI — Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined by Representatives Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Andy Levin (MI-09) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with Black small business owners to discuss the challenges they’re facing during COVID-19. August marks the 14th Annual National Black Business Month, an observance that highlights the importance of Black businesses to our communities and to our national economy. 
May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

“Over the course of this pandemic, I have heard from our small businesses and held conference calls with local chambers of commerce and state and local officials to determine how Congress can better help small businesses stay afloat during this very difficult time,” said Rep Lawrence.


September 30, 2019 Press Release

Detroit, MI – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) has scheduled a Town Hall meeting in Detroit’s Corktown community on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) facility located at 1680 Michigan Avenue from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.


July 13, 2018 Page

Conversation with the Congresswoman

Monday July 30, 2018


Lathrup Village Community Room

 27400 Southfield Rd. Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Conversation with the Congresswoman

Monday, July 30, 2018


Delite Café & Deli

May 15, 2018 Page

Minority business owners face challenges when starting or expanding a small business, including access to affordable small-business loans. Business grantsand financial assistance can help bridge the funding gap. Here are some of the best small-business grants and other useful financing resources for minority-owned businesses.