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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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June 6, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence to Host Congressional Update Monday

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) will host a Congressional Update at 6:00 p.m. at Champp's West Bloomfield. The Congresswoman will give an update on her work in Washington and provide a brief question and answer session following.

WHO: Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence

WHAT: Congressional Update

WHEN: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM

January 20, 2016 In The News

President Barack Obama arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport at about noon Wednesday to spend the afternoon touting the revival of Detroit and the automotive industry.

He waved to a small group waiting for him as he bounded down the steps of Air Force One. U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence and Debbie Dingell joined the president as he de-boarded Air Force One.

January 20, 2016 In The News

Former Southfield Mayor Democrat Brenda Lawrence is embarking on her second year in a new legislative role: Serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Lawrence says the experience has been both eye-opening and a new way to help attract employers to Metro Detroit.

The Congresswoman talked about life on Capitol Hill with WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter.

Click on the audio bar below to hear the interivew.

December 21, 2015 In The News

New Flexibility Makes Up to $2 Billion Available to Help Continue Blight Removal Efforts

December 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence voted with the majority of her colleagues in the House to adopt, by a vote of 316 to 113, the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill.  This measure funds the government for FY 2016.

December 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Thursday issued the following statement after voting against the tax extenders package.

December 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Tuesday held a hearing as the ranking Democratic member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Interior Subcommittee to discuss the impact of invasive species in Michigan and throughout the United States and to review the progress of the National Invasive Species Council (NISC).  

November 30, 2015 In The News
DETROIT -- From the city to the suburbs, Small Business Saturday is vital to so many trying to make it.

The owner of Good Cakes & Bakes on Livernois Avenue is using her business to showcase other small businesses.

Bryant Owens and Kummbareh Owens were there selling Everbutter Natural Hair Care.

Jetta Barbee was also there with her husband selling gourmet popcorn.

November 24, 2015 In The News

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) recently introduced H.R. 4068, The Promote Startups Act of 2015, which would permanently increase the limitations on deductions for startup and organizational expenditures that entrepreneurs face. The Act seeks to raise the current tax deduction limit for startup expenses from $5,000 to $15,000 and raise the deduction limit for organizational expenses from $5,000 to $10,000.