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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in favor of H.R. 8296, the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022 (WHPA), and H.R. 8297, the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022, to defend women’s health freedom. Following the conservative-controlled U.S. Supreme Court’s misguided and dangerous decision to overturn Roe v.
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) led a letter with 25 House members to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky urging her to prioritize funding projects—including through policy evaluation research—to prevent firearm-related violence in schools. On November 30, 2021, a school shooter at Oxford High School killed four students and injured six students and a teacher.
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act, which expands access to basic reproductive health care for women veterans. This bill eliminates burdensome co-pays for contraceptive services for women veterans in the VA health system, making it easier and more affordable to get the basic care they need. Rep. Lawrence is a cosponsor of the bill.
Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) concluded Mass Vaccination Week and renewed her call for Michiganders to get vaccinated. She was joined by Second Ebenezer Church’s Bishop Edgar L. Vann II, U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), U.S. Representative Haley Stevens (MI-11), Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, and the Office of Wayne County Executive Warren Evans. Throughout this week, Rep.
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.
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) praised President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 national action plan, which included the signing of several executive orders to expand access to testing, ensure states have the resources necessary to quickly administer vaccines, strengthen the supply chain, provide guidance for the reopening of schools and businesses, and to further assist with the economic recovery for cities and states.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus leadership led by Representatives Brenda L. Lawrence (D-MI), Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), and Jenniffer González Colón (R-PR) introduced H.R. 9016, the Delivering Optimally Urgent Labor Access for Veterans Affairs, or the DOULA Act. This legislation would establish a pilot program to furnish veterans with doula support services and to measure the impact these services have on pregnant veterans’ childbirth, mental health, and infant care outcomes.
Detroit, MI – Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced a grant award worth $1,626,506 to Community Health & Social Services Center, Inc. from the Department of Health and Human Services as a part of its Health Center Cluster Program. This program funds community-based health centers to provide high-quality, comprehensive, and culturally competent primary healthcare services.