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Washington, DC – This week, U.S. Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022 (H.R. 7776), which authorizes projects for communities to address flooding, restore ecosystems, and improve our crumbling water infrastructure. Rep.
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan requesting an update on EPA efforts to conduct a new Community Water System (CWS) Survey. With funding for water infrastructure projects from the American Rescue Plan Act and the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act, a CWS Survey would help develop and evaluate drinking water regulations. The letter was signed by 22 House members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: