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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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Rep. Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) toured the Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
Representatives Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Mia Love (R-Utah) and Catherine Clark (D-Mass.) led the majority of women in both the Democratic and Republican House Caucuses in introducing legislation to provide a national standard of care to address pregnancy-related needs of incarcerated women during pregnancy, labor, delivery and post-partum periods. “I’m joined by the majority of women serving in Congress today on both sides of the aisle in introducing this bill to make sure that we are mindful and responsible for the health and wellness of pregnant women in prison,” Bass said.
Michigan gubernatorial hopeful Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday trashed single-payer health care proposals pitched by her Democratic primary opponents as "deceptive" promises built on “buzz phrases.” As she kicked off her final statewide tour before Tuesday's primary, the former state senate minority leader defended her own work to expand health care access amid opposition claims she has resisted calls for socialized medicine because of campaign contributions from insurance executives.
Washington, D.C. – Today, marking the 53rd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid being signed into law on July 30, 1965, Rep. Lawrence highlighted a new study from House Democrats’ Seniors Task Force co-chairs, Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky and Doris Matsui, detailing years of efforts from House Republicans to attack seniors’ Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
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.
On July 17, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and reproductive rights allies rallied at the Capitol to oppose President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Leader Pelosi and other pro-choice members of Congress detailed the threat Kavanaugh poses to women’s reproductive health and the Affordable Care Act. Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, Barbara Lee, D-California, and Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, also gave passionate speeches about the imminent danger Kavanaugh poses to women’s rights
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Monday July 30, 2018
Lathrup Village Community Room
27400 Southfield Rd. Lathrup Village, MI 48076
Conversation with the Congresswoman
Monday, July 30, 2018
Delite Café & Deli
The U.S. House passed legislation Thursday sponsored by Rep. Mike Bishop meant to block the shipment of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl through the international mail system. Bishop, a Rochester Republican, said he was "astounded" to learn that current law treats packages arriving in the United States through private carriers such as FedEx differently than those coming in through the U.S. Postal Service. It has led to a loophole allowing drug traffickers to ship synthetic opioids via USPS, lawmakers say. The legislation passed by a vote of 353-32, with Michigan Reps.
Today, Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) led members of the House of Representatives in denouncing President Trump’s dangerous contraception rule. This rule will restrict women’s access to contraception and allows virtually anyone, including bosses, health plans, and schools to discriminate against women by refusing to cover birth control.