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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Transportation & Infrastructure

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February 13, 2019 Press Release

“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. 

January 29, 2019 Press Release

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.

January 16, 2019 Press Release

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:

January 10, 2019 Press Release

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:

November 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) made the following statement after General Motor’s announcement about job cuts:

October 5, 2018 In The News

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.

October 3, 2018 In The News

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.

October 3, 2018 In The News

The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today cheered the passage of a five-year FAA Reauthorization Bill including a 10 hour minimum rest provision to combat Flight Attendant fatigue. The bill includes more Flight Attendant safety priorities including forever banning knives on planes, no voice calls on planes, and extending the smoking ban to e-cigarettes.

September 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) and Rep. Quigley (IL-05) introduced the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act which helps ensure our children have access to safe drinking water. The bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a lead contamination testing program for schools and create a grant program to help school districts conduct lead testing and assist with remediation efforts.

September 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), joined by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-08) and Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI-05), sent a letter to the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior Appropriations Conferees to urge robust funding for safe drinking water programs. Originally authorized in the 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act), these programs would help remove lead and harmful contaminants in drinking water.