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OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN BRENDA L. LAWRENCE (MI-14) MEMBER-DESIGNATED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring, building on H.R. 2, the “Moving Forward Act,” from the 116th Congress. Chairman Peter DeFazio announced that the Committee will formally accept requests from Members for highway and transit project designations.
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement on President Biden’s historic infrastructure package: The American Jobs Plan. This proposal includes building world-class transportation, water, and energy infrastructure while creating good-paying jobs. To view President Biden’s proposal, click here. Rep.
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) led 24 House Democrats in sending a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to include provisions of the WATER Act in his upcoming infrastructure package. On February 25th, Reps. Lawrence and Khanna introduced the WATER Act which would invest in and significantly repair our country’s water infrastructure.
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) sent a congratulatory letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and requested a meeting with him to talk about the 14th District’s infrastructure and automotive needs. To view the letter, click here.
Detroit, MI – Today, Representative Brenda L. Lawrence announced a total of $1,271,980 in grant awards to the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). This funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act, passed in March 2020, provided $25 billion to the FTA to assist transit agencies with expenses related to COVID-19. The funds will be used to support the operations of M1 RAIL’s Q Line Streetcar, which operates along Woodward Avenue in Detroit.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Representative Brenda L. Lawrence’s (MI-14) amendment to H.R. 2, the INVEST in America Act, transformative legislation that invest $1.5 trillion to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and address numerous issues plaguing our nation’s roads, bridges, transit systems, housing, broadband access, and so much more. Rep.
In a major victory for the aviation maintenance industry, the FY 2020 appropriations deal unveiled by House and Senate negotiators Dec. 16 includes full funding for a new aviation technician workforce development program. Section 625 of last year’s FAA reauthorization bill authorized $5 million annually for five years to support the education and recruitment of aviation maintenance technical workers and the development of the industry’s workforce. It also created a parallel program, authorized at the same level, to support pilot education.
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.
Lawmakers on 25 September scrutinised the US Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of the aircraft safety certification process, including whether the agency misled the US Senate about the qualifications of inspectors to certify and assess pilot training for Boeing 737 Max aircraft. FAA deputy administrator Dan Elwell testified during a hearing of the House Committee on Appropriations that the agency did not provide misleading information about inspector training in May in response to an inquiry from Senator Roger Wicker.
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.