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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Jobs and the Economy

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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.

May 15, 2018 Page

Minority business owners face challenges when starting or expanding a small business, including access to affordable small-business loans. Business grantsand financial assistance can help bridge the funding gap. Here are some of the best small-business grants and other useful financing resources for minority-owned businesses.

May 14, 2018 In The News

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced another bill to address the looming aviation maintenance technician shortage, highlighting the attention the issue has before Congress. The bill, the Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program Bill (H.R.5701), is designed to encourage government, industry, and academia to work together to develop strategies to develop technical talent. The bill would create a pilot program that would offer $500,000 in grants for aviation maintenance workforce development activities.

May 14, 2018 In The News

A group of bipartisan lawmakers in the US House have introduced a bill to expand the ranks of skilled aviation maintenance technicians in the US. The bill, called the Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program Bill, is intended to stave off a looming shortage of maintenance workers by launching a pilot program that would allocate $500,000 in grants to aviation workforce development programs run by governments, industry and academia. The legislation was introduced by Rep.

May 11, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) on May 8 unveiled bipartisan legislation that would put more highly skilled aviation mechanic experts to work across America. The Aviation Workforce Development Pilot Program Bill, H.R. 5701, would incentivize businesses, labor organizations, schools, and governmental entities to partner on training programs for aviation maintenance technicians, which the aviation industry needs to meet a growing demand and dwindling supply, according to a summary provided by Rep. Graves’ office.

July 14, 2017 Video

Skilled Workforce Caucus Panel