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Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to agree on expanding access to paid family leave. But they disagree on how to do it. U.S. House lawmakers debated three bills on Capitol Hill last week that would take dramatically different approaches to expanding access to paid leave, with Democrats and Republicans deeply divided on the best approach. Congress is diving into the issue as polls show that most Americans support paid family and medical leave for all workers.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) voted today to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This measure is bold, transformative legislation that strengthens the health and financial security of America’s seniors and families. It prevents Americans from paying more for their medicines than the amount big Pharma charges for the same drugs in other countries.
Joe Madison invited Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence of Michigan to discuss the nearly $10 million grant for the city of Detroit, which will address the dangers of lead-based paint in peoples homes.
Detroit, MI – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) has scheduled a Town Hall meeting in Detroit’s Corktown community on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) facility located at 1680 Michigan Avenue from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.
Please join Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence as she hosts this year's Women's Reource Fair. Resources include: Healthcare, Childcare Assistance, Community and Employment Resources, and Much More.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence issued the following statement on the House Committee on Appropriations’ passage of the FY2020 funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Humans Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS). The bill includes $189.9 billion for vital programs that have long been neglected under a previously Republican-controlled House. This bill appropriates $48 billion over the President’s fiscal year 2020 budget request, which continued a dangerous trend of underfunding essential programs.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence issued the following statement following the decrease of the statewide count of measles cases for 2019 to 39 after further testing of two of the cases.
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.
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).
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.