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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Small Business

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July 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), joined Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) in sending a letter to U.S.

June 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and a member of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, secured $200,000 for the Centrepolis Accelerator in Southfield and $200,000 for Detroit Means Business. The funding is included in the FY 2022 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government which was marked up in the subcommittee today. These are two Community Project Funding requests that Rep.

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. 

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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.