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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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January 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), released the following statement after being nominated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Steering Committee to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, responsible for setting funding levels for federal departments and agencies:

November 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), as well as Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) and 76 of their House colleagues sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos condemning her recently proposed rule for Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX).

October 9, 2018 In The News

All who gathered at the annual Grosse Pointe Public School System community luncheon Oct. 1 had the opportunity to mingle with elected officials, school board members, law enforcement officers, educators and clergy from the five Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods. They also received information regarding several educational topics during the 90-minute event held at Defer Elementary School. After a welcome from Principal Lisa Rheaume, GPPSS Superintendent Gary Niehaus addressed those gathered about the district’s $111,040,000 bond referendum that will be on the ballot during the Nov.

August 29, 2018 Blog Post

 The Congressional Black Caucus is pleased to introduce the Jobs and Justice Act of 2018, an omnibus piece of legislation that addresses a wide range of issues, from comprehensive criminal justice reform to policies that promote economic empowerment. The Jobs and Justice Act proposes bold solutions to address generations of social and economic inequities and injustices. Find the summary here.

July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to request information on the Department’s efforts to close the digital divide and ensure every student has access to affordable broadband internet in school and at home regardless of socio-economic status:

July 20, 2018 In The News

As co-chair of the Congressional Foster Youth Caucus, I am passionate about our foster youth — encouraging them, believing in them, and supporting their needs. In Congress, I have joined my colleagues in pushing for more resources and better programs to support one of our nation’s most vulnerable populations: our foster youth. They deserve our support, they deserve our sincere efforts, and most of all they deserve to be heard. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, a Detroit native, is a Democrat representing Michigan’s 14th District.

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

June 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-Rep. Lawrence statement on the Trump administration’s proposal to merge the Labor and Education departments as part of a broader reorganization of the federal government.

June 15, 2018 In The News

Michigan State Interim President John Engler rejected the growing calls for his resignation Friday, saying in a statement he will "continue to look ahead" amid the controversy over his emailed comments criticizing one of Larry Nassar's most prominent sexual assault victims.

June 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence announces a temporary funding expansion for public servants who were previously denied loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.