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More than 30 years after the last passenger train left Michigan Central Station, Ford Motor Co. and regional leaders are studying whether Amtrak service can return to the iconic building, Bridge Magazine has learned. A $30,000 feasibility study commissioned by the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority is underway and should wrap up by month’s end, and discussions are ongoing between Ford, the City of Detroit and other transportation officials, said Kyle Burleson, executive director for the Port Authority.
Access to training, apprenticeships and careers within skilled construction trades offered through the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. A few years ago, during a panel discussion at the 47th annual Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) was the opening speaker on the topic of “Putting Black America to Work: the New Skilled Trade Workforce.” Lawrence noted that the industry supported by skilled trade workers will need an infusion of youth because the average age of workers was 53 years old. Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence and Rep. Ro Khanna introduced legislation to address access to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water in America. The Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act of 2019 is a comprehensive solution that creates a WATER Trust Fund dedicating $35 billion for water infrastructure improvements across the United States.
“I was recently made aware by a member of the City Council and through news reports that soil being used to fill demolition sites across the city of Detroit could be contaminated. Any instances where there is credible proof that demolition sites are using contaminated soil must be addressed at all levels of government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act, a bill that requires the EPA to establish a lead contamination testing program for all schools and creates a grant program to help school districts conduct lead testing and assist with remediation efforts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), released the following statement after being appointed to serve on House Appropriations Subcommittees; Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS), and Interior, Environment and Related Agencies in the 116th Congress:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), released the following statement after being nominated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Steering Committee to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, responsible for setting funding levels for federal departments and agencies:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) made the following statement after General Motor’s announcement about job cuts:
Presiding over a hearing of the House subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials on Sept. 13, Rep. Jeff Denham took a moment to send off the subpanel’s outgoing ranking member, Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Mass.). Removing his jacket to reveal a white, short-sleeve business shirt — Capuano’s trademark look — Denham (R-Calif.) quipped that he had learned to appreciate the “cooling effect” of the wardrobe choice, a gentle jibe that elicited laughter from committee members. Presiding over a Highways and Transit Subcommittee hearing a week earlier, Rep.
Aeronautical Repair Station Association Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein released the following statement in the wake of Senate passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill (H.R. 302 as amended) on Oct. 3 by a vote of 93 to 6. The bill, which overwhelmingly passed the House on Sep. 26, now heads to the president’s desk and is expected to be signed into law before the FAA’s authorization lapses on Oct. 7. The FAA bill includes a new Department of Transportation-administered grant program (Sec.