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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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July 21, 2018 In The News

When Ricky Baty, 55, got out of prison two years ago after six years behind bars,  he came back to his childhood home on Milbourne Avenue in north Flint, where he and his brother have tried to keep things going after his father’s death.  He noticed people getting water from trucks, and the news about lead in the water.  One of the first things he heard was people talking fearfully about “babies dying” from the water.

July 20, 2018 In The News

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress have visited Flint to get an update on efforts to help the city recover from lead-contaminated water. The delegation was led by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, a Democrat who represents Flint. Lawmakers met with residents, business leaders, and nonprofit groups Friday, and watched as crews replaced an old lead service line under a neighborhood street. Pelosi wore a hard hat.

July 20, 2018 In The News

Representative Dan Kildee (D-5th District) brought a Congressional delegation of 12 congressmen and women to Flint on Friday. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) got an up close look at how lead and galvanized pipes are replaced. It's most of the delegation's first time back in Flint since Congress approved money for the recovery in 2016. That included $170 million in federal aid. "We have replaced - I want to get this right - 6,724 pipes total, well 25 now," said Mayor Karen Weaver. Assistant Democratic Leader James E.

July 20, 2018 In The News

The ‘Our Water, Our Right Coalition,’ a civil society-led advocacy, has commended the 23 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) who wrote a letter of solidarity siding with Lagos citizens in their struggle against water privatisation.

July 20, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Twp., walked the 3200 block of Milbourne Avenue with Congressional delegation to observe lead pipe replacement on the city's north side. This is the first time most of the delegation has been back since Congress approved funds for water crisis recovery in 2016, which included $170 million in federal aid. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said 6,725 pipes have been replaced, with an estimated 7,000 more that still need to be switched out. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Assistant Democratic Leader James E.

July 20, 2018 In The News

The ‘Our Water, Our Right Coalition’ has commended the 23 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) in the United States for supporting Lagos residents in their struggle against water privatisation. Reacting to a letter from the CBC and CPC, which linked the Lagos struggle to those of U.S cities, such as Flint, Detroit, Michigan, Pittsburg and Pennsylvania, the ‘Our Water, Our Right Coalition’ said the caucuses have again shown their commitment to people through the letter.

July 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence made the following statement on the US Ecology permit expansion application to increase storage capacity of hazardous waste in Michigan’s 14th district.  

July 19, 2018 In The News

A dozen members of Congress are coming to Flint on Friday to discuss ways to help the city rebound and observe the lead pipe replacement project. This is the fifth time Kildee has hosted a delegation of his colleagues in the House after the Flint water crisis. Besides Pelosi, Clyburn and Kildee, the delegation includes: Sandy Levin, Brenda Lawrence and Debbie Dingell of Michigan. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman of California. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts. Denny Heck of Washington state. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas. Dwight Evans on Pennsylvania.

July 18, 2018 In The News

Congressman Dan Kildee and Congressman Fred Upton Tuesday sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler pushing the agency to strengthen drinking water safeguards for per and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAs). The letter was also signed by Congressman Brendan Boyle, Congressman Jack Bergman, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence.

July 18, 2018 In The News

Several Michigan members of Congress are sending a letter to the Trump administration. They're requesting stronger safeguards for dangerous chemicals in drinking water. A recent Harvard study found six million Americans are drinking water contaminated with a group of chemicals known as PFAS. PFAs chemicals have turned up in different parts of Michigan stemming from decades-old contamination.