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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Education and Student Loans

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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.

January 13, 2020 In The News

The U.S. House is expected to vote next week on a resolution that would overturn a federal rule that critics say guts protections for defrauded student loan borrowers. The resolution — led by Nevada Democratic U.S. Rep. Susie Lee — expresses congressional disapproval of the so-called borrower defense rule, which was revised by President Donald Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos. All seven Michigan U.S.

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.

 

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence issued the following statement on the House Committee on Appropriations’ passage of the FY2020 funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Humans Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS). The bill includes $189.9 billion for vital programs that have long been neglected under a previously Republican-controlled House. This bill appropriates $48 billion over the President’s fiscal year 2020 budget request, which continued a dangerous trend of underfunding essential programs.

 

April 8, 2019 In The News

A group of Ypsilanti high school students is raising funds to help young girls travel to the nation’s capital. The United Way Club at Washtenaw International High School, founded in 2017 by student Lisa Mathew, organizes educational and leadership opportunities for students in need. Last summer, the club raised $26,000 and sent 46 middle school girls from Detroit and Ypsilanti to Washington D.C. In 2019, the club’s goal is to raise $45,000 to send 90 girls to D.C. in two separate, five-day trips. Michigan-based members of Congress, including U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing; U.S Sen.