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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Jobs and the Economy

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August 31, 2020 Press Release
Southfield, MI — Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined by Representatives Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Andy Levin (MI-09) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with Black small business owners to discuss the challenges they’re facing during COVID-19. August marks the 14th Annual National Black Business Month, an observance that highlights the importance of Black businesses to our communities and to our national economy. 
April 2, 2020 Page

After extensive conversations with the IRS and the Department of Treasury, the IRS is expected to issue economic impact payments following the below timeline.  This timeline is subject to change given ongoing discussions.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement after the House passed S. 3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a bipartisan agreement to provide emergency relief to the American people:

February 11, 2020 In The News

In these final weeks before the 2020 census is rolled out to the entire U.S., the federal government is under pressure to hire and train around a half-million door knockers and other temporary workers by this spring. Near record low unemployment is raising concerns the Census Bureau won’t be able to find enough qualified temps, who play a critical role in ensuring the bureau meets the constitutional mandate to count every person living in the country every 10 years.

January 3, 2020 Press Release

Detroit, MI – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following the statement on the U.S. attack at the Baghdad International Airport:

"As Commander in Chief, the president's top priority is protecting American lives and interests both abroad and at home," said Rep. Lawrence. " The safety of our service members is of paramount importance, and we must take every action possible to ensure they are protected in the face of growing hostility."

December 10, 2019 Video

Splash host Brooke Allen sits down with Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence from the 14th congressional district to talk about whats happening in our community and in Washington.

September 30, 2019 Press Release

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.


September 30, 2019 Event

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.

September 18, 2019 In The News

Two communities seemingly left behind by General Motors Co. could lead the Detroit automaker into its electric future. GM wants to build electric pickup trucks in the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, which has been on life support since the automaker named it as one of four U.S. plants that would be idled. And, GM told United Auto Workers negotiators, the company wants to open its first battery-cell manufacturing facility in northeast Ohio's Mahoning Valley. Rep.

September 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement on the work stoppage launched by the United Auto Workers Union against General Motors:

“I represent the hard-working members of the United Auto Workers in Michigan’s 14th Congressional District. The UAW has a proud history of establishing a middle class in America and creating labor standards that have improved the work environment for employees in every industry. Also, the UAW along with other organized labor, is responsible for laying a foundation for pay equity.”