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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.
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.
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.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence (MI-14) announces a $1 million grant award for the State of Michigan from the Department of Labor’s Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants and a $2.6 million grant award for the City of Detroit for Low or no Emissions (Low-No) Grant Program.
Detroit resident Dotti Sharp has endured her auto insurance rates shooting up from about $160 a month three years ago to more than $200 a month today. “It keeps rising up,” Sharp said on Monday. “I have no tickets. No accidents. So why does it keep going up?” She joined two of her legislators during a news conference in Southwest Detroit. U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and state Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) called on their Capitol Hill and Lansing colleagues to address the longtime issue of high auto insurance rates in places like Detroit.
Michelle Williams, who has seen firsthand the disparity in men and women's pay, joined lawmakers and activists Tuesday in the Capitol to support the principle of equal pay for equal work. The Oscar nominee attended a news conference marking Equal Pay Day, designed to symbolize how far a woman has to work into the year to make what a man made in the previous year. The actress called on people to imagine a world where women don't have to spend energy fighting for fair pay.
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.
Democratic Women’s Caucus led by Co-Chairs Reps. Lois Frankel, Brenda Lawrence, and Jackie Speier, were joined by Speaker Pelosi, actor Michelle Williams, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro to host a press conference marking Equal Pay Day and celebrating last week’s passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), released the following statement on Equal Pay Day.