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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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October 8, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) applauded the U.S. Department of Education’s approval of Michigan’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed remaining ARP ESSER funds to the state.

September 1, 2021 Press Release

Southfield, MI - Yesterday, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) hosted an in-person and virtual town hall to answer questions as families prepare to return to school this fall. Rep. Lawrence was joined by Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Dr. Calandra Green from the Oakland County Health Department, Southfield Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Martin-Green, and Detroit Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Iranetta Wright.

June 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced the launch of the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) application period and urged local schools and libraries to apply for funding to help students, teachers, and library patrons get the tools they need to connect to the Internet from home.

June 23, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced more than $7 million for local Head Start programs in Michigan’s 14th Congressional District. The grant funding comes from the American Rescue Plan’s Head Start Emergency Supplemental program and is distributed from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

April 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) reintroduced the The Pell to Grad Act, legislation that would increase higher education opportunities by providing additional financial to students working to support themselves and offset rising college costs. Under current law, students’ eligibility for Pell Grants is limited to 12 semesters, and students are prohibited from using Pell Grants for graduate or professional degrees.

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.

November 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8294, the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, legislation that invests more than $3.5 billion over 5 years in expanding opportunities and access to registered apprenticeship, youth apprenticeship, and pre-apprenticeship programs.

 

November 2, 2020 Video

Congresswoman Lawrence hosts a virtual town hall to discuss ways to prepare students for the remainder of the academic school year during the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

Special Guests

Dr. Nikolai Vitti, DPSCD Superintendent

Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson, Oakland County Schools Superintendent

Menham Aouad, Director of Student Services (Hamtramck)

Calandra Anderson, Oakland County Public Health Nurse

October 22, 2020 Event

Join Congresswoman Lawrence as she hosts a virtual town hall to discuss ways to prepare students for the remainder of the academic school year during the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

Special Guests

Dr. Nikolai Vitti, DPSCD Superintendent

Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson, Oakland County Schools Superintendent

Menham Aouad, Director of Student Services (Hamtramck)

Calandra Anderson, Oakland County Public Health Nurse

 

February 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) led Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Roe Khanna (D-CA), and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) in introducing the Pell to Grad Act, legislation that aims to increase opportunities for financial assistance and help hardworking students offset rising college costs while also promoting continued education.