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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

National Security and Foreign Policy

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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.

September 30, 2019 Press Release

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.

 

September 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s latest endeavor at seeking election assistance from a foreign country:

 

August 14, 2019 In The News

Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), member of the House Armed Services Committee and 10-year Navy veteran, co-led a bicameral letter with Representatives Anthony Brown (MD-04), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Katie Hill (CA-25), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Andy Kim (NJ-03), and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), which was sent to the Chairpersons and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees as they begin conference negotiations on the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

August 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) made the following statement:

 

“Jimmy Aldaoud should have never been deported to Iraq. Jimmy, born to Iraqi parents in a Greece refugee camp, lived in Detroit since he was six months old. Mr. Aldaoud faced severe mental illnesses while also battling diabetes. Jimmy, having never been to Iraq, did not speak Arabic and was denied access to proper healthcare to treat his medical conditions.

    

June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), joined with her colleagues in voting to pass H.R. 3401 230 to 195. This measure is $4.5 billion emergency border supplemental appropriations bill to address the urgent humanitarian situation at our Southern border. The legislation provides significant funding for priorities to meet the needs of vulnerable children, including food, water, medical services, legal assistance and support services.