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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.
Washington, D.C. – Last Wednesday, the House Committee on Appropriations advanced the FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) and Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bills for full approval by the U.S. House of Representatives. The CJS bill provides $73.9 billion for vital programs such as, an increase in funding for the Census Bureau, as well as appropriating significant funding for programs and grants that Americans rely on.
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.