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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Health Care

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May 1, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) teamed up with 15 other members of Congress to request aid from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as measles outbreaks spread through the country. The request comes as Michigan has seen its biggest measles outbreak since 1991, with a total of 40 cases reported over the last month, including one case in Washtenaw County reported Friday as unrelated to the current outbreak. The state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) also announced today that two of the most recently reported cases were found to be false.

April 8, 2019 In The News

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and members of the PFAS Task Force Thursday introduced legislation to ensure that veterans and their families exposed to toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals at military installations get the health care services and benefits they need through the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA).

April 8, 2019 In The News

Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler will testify in front of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee about the Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal for the EPA. The hearing – Budget: Environmental Protection Agency – is the first opportunity legislators have had to question the administration on the proposed 31.2 percent cut to the agency's budget next year.

April 8, 2019 In The News

Bipartisan members of the Michigan congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representatives Jack Bergman (MI-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Andy Levin (MI-09), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), introduced legislation to address contamination from chemicals containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The PFAS Detection Act provides the U.S.

April 8, 2019 In The News

When President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice announced this week that it agreed with a federal court ruling the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be invalidated, congressional Democrats saw not just a challenge, but an opportunity. While a long legal battle still awaits Republicans and the Trump administration, many Michigan lawmakers already have been outspoken about their desire to protect and strengthen the ACA’s provisions — particularly those protecting access to coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. U.S. Rep.

March 11, 2019 In The News

Michigan legislators can, for the most part, agree on a few things. Making sure residents have safe, accessible water is likely one of them. But how to accomplish that goal in the midst of a decaying infrastructure and a constant struggle for funding makes the task a bit more complicated than some nicely worded legislation. State Sen. Rosemary Bayer, D-Beverly Hills, and U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-District 14, proposed efforts last month that they said would provide clean water for residents and students.

March 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lawrence joined fellow Members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 1585, a bipartisan, robust, long-term Violence Against Women Act reauthorization.  The landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994 ushered in transformative progress by calling for the protection of all Americans from violence and abuse and working to ensure all victims and survivors have access to essential services and to justice.

January 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), released the following statement after being nominated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Steering Committee to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, responsible for setting funding levels for federal departments and agencies:

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lawrence joined House Democrats to take action to protect Michiganders’ health care by passing a resolution that strengthens Congress’s hand to intervene against the Republicans’ monstrous Texas v. U.S.

September 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) and Rep. Quigley (IL-05) introduced the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act which helps ensure our children have access to safe drinking water. The bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a lead contamination testing program for schools and create a grant program to help school districts conduct lead testing and assist with remediation efforts.