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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

March 18, 2016 In The News

DETROIT, MI -- Democrats in Congress on Thursday introduced a bill seeking to hinder emergency management policies that give far-reaching power over local governments to state appointees.

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, introduced the bill with support from 30 other Democrats, including Michigan Reps. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Twp., and Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield.

March 18, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — House Democrats led by their Michigan delegation are pushing to reform the states’s emergency financial manager law in the wake of the Flint water crisis.

February 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Monday introduced H.R. 4415 to establish an Early Federal Pell Grant Commitment Program. This companion bill to Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s S. 1128 seeks to increase the number of low-income students pursuing college educations by empowering students and their families with valuable information about Pell Grant programs.

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.

January 7, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence recently wrote an amendment that requires the U.S. secretary of education to track the educational progress of foster youth in America. 

The amendment was introduced as part of the Student Success Act, which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act — commonly known as No Child Left Behind — which is designed to close the achievement gap that disadvantaged students may face. 

Lawrence said similar systems are already in place to track the progress of children in other demographics. 

December 22, 2015 In The News

Rep. Brenda Lawrence has passed an amendment requiring the U.S. Secretary of Education to track the educational progress of foster youth in America, a key measure that will protect hundreds of thousands of foster care students across America.

December 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence has passed an amendment requiring the U.S. Secretary of Education to track the educational progress of foster youth in America, a key measure that will protect hundreds of thousands of foster care students across America.

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.