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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Energy and Environment

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October 21, 2021 Press Release

Hamtramck, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement regarding the elevated lead levels found in the City of Hamtramck’s water testing samples. 

October 14, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced nearly $800,000 in Great Lakes Restoration grants for Detroit-based projects. Awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GRLI), over $5.5 million is going to support 47 Great Lakes restoration projects across the Great Lakes States.

September 1, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) applauded DTE Energy for announcing a $70 million investment for tree trimming and tree removal in response to weather-related power outages.

April 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) introduced the Environmental Health Workforce Act, legislation which would prioritize education and training for existing and new environmental health professionals. The bill is endorsed by the National Environmental Health Association, Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs, and National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council. 

March 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) sent a congratulatory letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, and requested a meeting with her to discuss the energy priorities throughout the state and within Michigan’s 14th Congressional District, including electric vehicles, clean energy workforce, and combating climate change. To view the letter, click here.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representatives Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) reintroduced legislation, with 74 House and Senate original cosponsors, to increase access to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water in America.

March 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Brenda L. Lawrence issued the following statement after voting to support H.R. 6074, legislation to provide robust funding to combat COVID-19, or the Coronavirus:

 

March 4, 2020 In The News

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler was questioned Wednesday on his decision to not seek reimbursement from his predecessor Scott Pruitt for nearly $124,000 in expenses an internal watchdog deemed “excessive.” Wheeler said he did not know whether the EPA had the authority to recover the money from Pruitt during a House Appropriations Committee hearing in response to questions from Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.). “They didn’t specify what authority we would have to recoup that money,” Wheeler said of the watchdog report.

February 27, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) assailed President Donald Trump’s U.S. EPA chief on Thursday over the agency’s failure to set a national drinking water standard for harmful contaminants known as PFAS.

February 7, 2020 In The News

U.S. House Democrats this week unveiled plans to spend $760 billion over five years on infrastructure upgrades throughout the country. A central theme throughout their plan: combating climate change. The announcement happened to take place hours before Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave her second State of the State address in Lansing. Whitmer, who ran in 2018 on the message of “fixing the damn roads,” tried to get buy-in last year from the GOP-led Legislature on her 45-cent gas tax hike to no avail.