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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

National Security and Foreign Policy

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September 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations, voted for H.R.5323, the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act. This bill provides $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome, a short-range missile defense system.

August 26, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement following the terrorist attacks outside the gates of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

August 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging that the United States implements a women, peace, and security-centered approach to U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan.

August 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement on the situation in Afghanistan.

June 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted for H.Res. 503, legislation to create a Select Committee charged with investigating and reporting upon the facts and causes of the January 6th insurrection, as well as making recommendations to prevent similar domestic terrorist attacks.

January 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issues the following statement on her vote in favor of the War Powers Resolution.

 

“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Congressional Resolution 83, the “War Powers Resolution” by a vote of 224-194. This legislation directs the President to terminate the use of the U.S. military to engage in hostilities in or against Iran unless Congress has declared war, or the use of such force is necessary to defend against an imminent armed attack against the United States.

 

January 3, 2020 Press Release

Detroit, MI – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following the statement on the U.S. attack at the Baghdad International Airport:

"As Commander in Chief, the president's top priority is protecting American lives and interests both abroad and at home," said Rep. Lawrence. " The safety of our service members is of paramount importance, and we must take every action possible to ensure they are protected in the face of growing hostility."

December 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

 

December 10, 2019 Video

Splash host Brooke Allen sits down with Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence from the 14th congressional district to talk about whats happening in our community and in Washington.

October 8, 2019 In The News

Indian American second-term congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, Oct. 2 announced he has introduced a bipartisan resolution celebrating the 150th birthday and enduring legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. “Mahatma Gandhi is one of my personal heroes,” said Krishnamoorthi in a statement. “Gandhi’s dedication to public service is an inspiration, and even when faced with incredible hardship and injustice, he never wavered in fighting for freedom, dignity, and equality for all.