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It’s been over three years since we found out the people of Flint were being poisoned by their drinking water. How is Flint doing now, and what happens next? And how are other Michigan cities doing after numerous crises — public health, financial, and otherwise. Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson speaks with Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) about the challenges facing Michigan cities like Flint, Detroit, and her hometown of Southfield.
It’s time to promptly resolve sexual harassment issues affecting flight attendants and passengers, U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) told 30 airline executives recently. The congresswoman – in a May 24 bipartisan letter penned with U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) and six other members of the U.S. House of Representatives – requested the industry leaders immediately institute specific policies and publicly condemn sexual harassment.“There is no room for sexual harassment or assault in the workplace.
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.
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.
Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence to Host Congressional Update Monday
Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) will host a Congressional Update at 6:00 p.m. at Champp's West Bloomfield. The Congresswoman will give an update on her work in Washington and provide a brief question and answer session following.
WHO: Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence
WHAT: Congressional Update
WHEN: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM
President Barack Obama arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport at about noon Wednesday to spend the afternoon touting the revival of Detroit and the automotive industry.
He waved to a small group waiting for him as he bounded down the steps of Air Force One. U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence and Debbie Dingell joined the president as he de-boarded Air Force One.
Former Southfield Mayor Democrat Brenda Lawrence is embarking on her second year in a new legislative role: Serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Lawrence says the experience has been both eye-opening and a new way to help attract employers to Metro Detroit.
The Congresswoman talked about life on Capitol Hill with WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter.
Click on the audio bar below to hear the interivew.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today released a statement regarding the North American International Auto Show, which begins tomorrow at Cobo Center in Michigan’s 14th Congressional District. The congresswoman and several of her colleagues in the Michigan delegation will kickoff the start of the nation’s largest international auto show with a tour tomorrow morning.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence voted with the majority of her colleagues in the House to adopt, by a vote of 316 to 113, the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. This measure funds the government for FY 2016.