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Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced a $30 million grant for Corktown, Detroit, through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The City of Detroit is one of five communities to receive funding under the federal initiative—FY2020 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant—to be used to redevelop distressed housing in the Greater Corktown neighborhood. To view the grant, click here.
Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined President Joe Biden in Michigan to tour Ford Motor Company’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn. This comes a day ahead of Ford’s formal unveiling of their all-electric F-150 pickup truck. Rep. Lawrence is a supporter of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan which includes a $174 billion investment in electric vehicles.
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) introduced the Environmental Health Workforce Act, legislation which would prioritize education and training for existing and new environmental health professionals. The bill is endorsed by the National Environmental Health Association, Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs, and National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council.
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted for the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan. The bill passed the House with a 220-211 vote, and it now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. The House passed the first iteration of the legislation on February 27.
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act which ensures that workers can decide for themselves whether to exercise their right to form a union. This legislation would represent the most significant advancement of workers’ collective bargaining rights in more than 80 years.
Washington, DC - Last night, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, landmark, life-saving legislation that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, get vaccines in people’s arms, put money into families’ pockets, return children safely to the classroom, and put people back to work.
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined the Michigan Democratic congressional delegation in urging State Legislative Leader Shirkey and Speaker Wentworth to act on the funding passed by Congress to help Michigan families and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) shared a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) that analyzed the benefits of the Raise the Wage Act. Rep. Lawrence is an original co-sponsor of the legislation which she and her colleagues reintroduced last week.
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined her House colleagues in introducing the Raise the Wage Act of 2021. The legislation would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. Thereafter, the federal minimum wage would be indexed to median wage growth. It also guarantees that all workers are paid at least the full federal minimum wage by gradually phasing out the subminimum wages for tipped workers, youth workers, and workers with disabilities.