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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Jobs and the Economy

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September 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence announces a funding opportunity for the state of Michigan and its surrounding communities through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program.

The DIV program awards between $50,000 to $5,000,000 in flexible, tiered grant funding to test and identify creative solutions to global developmental challenges. These innovative solutions come in many forms –products, technology, services, and the application of creative business models, among other things.

August 29, 2018 Blog Post

 The Congressional Black Caucus is pleased to introduce the Jobs and Justice Act of 2018, an omnibus piece of legislation that addresses a wide range of issues, from comprehensive criminal justice reform to policies that promote economic empowerment. The Jobs and Justice Act proposes bold solutions to address generations of social and economic inequities and injustices. Find the summary here.

July 31, 2018 In The News

Summer might be a time of relaxation for many, but for the Teamsters, it’s been a non-stop push for pension reform in Detroit and across the country in an effort to secure the retirements of upwards of 1.5 million hardworking Americans. The union supports the passage of the Butch Lewis Act of 2017 which was introduced in Congress last November by Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts and has received bipartisan support. The House bill is co-sponsored by Dingell, as well as Reps.

July 20, 2018 In The News

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined U.S. Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Dingell, UAW International Union President Gary Jones, and hundreds of retirees and active members of major unions, at a town hall meeting calling for urgent action to protection pensions. More than 43,000 Michiganders and millions of retirees and workers nationwide are facing a looming pension crisis.

July 20, 2018 In The News

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined U.S. Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Dingell, UAW International Union President Gary Jones, and hundreds of retirees and active members of major unions, at a town hall meeting calling for urgent action to protection pensions. More than 43,000 Michiganders and millions of retirees and workers nationwide are facing a looming pension crisis.

July 13, 2018 Page

Conversation with the Congresswoman

Monday July 30, 2018

10:00am—11:30am

Lathrup Village Community Room

 27400 Southfield Rd. Lathrup Village, MI 48076


Conversation with the Congresswoman

Monday, July 30, 2018

6:00pm—7:30pm

Delite Café & Deli

June 28, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) introduced the Better Pay and Lifetime Earnings for Teenage Girls through Adulthood Act, a bill to address pay inequality for young women. Gender pay inequality emerges at the ages of 14 or 15 and persists through full-time adult employment. The impacts of the pay gap lead to a loss of earnings over a woman’s lifetime weakening economic mobility. These effects are even greater for women of color.

June 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-Rep. Lawrence statement on the Trump administration’s proposal to merge the Labor and Education departments as part of a broader reorganization of the federal government.

June 3, 2018 In The News

Jamika Ruffin is a part-time Burger King cashier trying to make ends meet on about $9.25 an hour.  "The money they pay me is not worth what you have to put up with when it comes down to these customers," said the single, 25-year-old Highland Park mother of two, adding that after taxes and child care expenses there's not much left.