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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), released the following statement after being appointed to serve on House Appropriations Subcommittees; Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS), and Interior, Environment and Related Agencies in the 116th Congress:

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 pass the FY 2019 Department of the Treasury and IRS appropriations bill to remove all doubt that hard-working Michiganders will receive their tax refunds in full and on time.  Each year, about 3,816,778 Michigan households receive an average tax return of about $2,556, which will remain in jeopardy as long as the President and Senate Republicans refuse to end the Trump Shutdown and fully re-open IRS.

December 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence issued the following statement, in response to a report released by the President’s Task Force on the U.S. Postal Service:

November 30, 2018 Press Release

"In light of General Motor’s announcement to end production at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, I have sent a letter to Governor Rick Snyder urging the state of Michigan to apply for the National Dislocated Workers Grants. These grants would help with reemploying laid off workers and enhancing their employability and earnings while also ensuring the city of Detroit and southeast Michigan have the proper resources to help the affected workers maintain their livelihood.

November 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) made the following statement after General Motor’s announcement about job cuts:

October 3, 2018 In The News

Aeronautical Repair Station Association Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein released the following statement in the wake of Senate passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill (H.R. 302 as amended) on Oct. 3 by a vote of 93 to 6. The bill, which overwhelmingly passed the House on Sep. 26, now heads to the president’s desk and is expected to be signed into law before the FAA’s authorization lapses on Oct. 7. The FAA bill includes a new Department of Transportation-administered grant program (Sec.

October 3, 2018 In The News

The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today cheered the passage of a five-year FAA Reauthorization Bill including a 10 hour minimum rest provision to combat Flight Attendant fatigue. The bill includes more Flight Attendant safety priorities including forever banning knives on planes, no voice calls on planes, and extending the smoking ban to e-cigarettes.

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.