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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Women's Issues

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July 15, 2022 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in favor of H.R. 8296, the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022 (WHPA), and H.R. 8297, the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022, to defend women’s health freedom. Following the conservative-controlled U.S. Supreme Court’s misguided and dangerous decision to overturn Roe v.

July 8, 2022 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) issued the following statement on President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services.

June 24, 2022 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, condemned the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade.

May 3, 2022 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence, Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, condemned the draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court detailing the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

March 21, 2022 Press Release

Washington, DC - 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), and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) reaffirming support for the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

March 8, 2022 Press Release

Washington, DC - On International Women’s Day, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, joined a bipartisan letter led by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, urging Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote on the Senate floor on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) this month in commemoration of Women’s History Month.

October 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in favor of H.R. 2119, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) was the first federal law to provide resources for survivors of domestic violence. Almost 40 years later, FVPSA is still the primary source of federal funding for domestic violence shelters in the country.

October 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, delivered a speech on the House floor advocating for investments in the care economy, women, and the Build Back Better Agenda. Since the start of the pandemic, women have lost more than two million jobs. Additionally, women’s participation in the labor workforce is down to 57 percent.

September 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in favor of HR 3577, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). Amid a dangerous assault on women’s basic health freedoms – from state houses across the country to the U.S. Supreme Court – this landmark legislation enshrines into law the vital protections of Roe v. Wade and secures the right to reproductive care for all women across America. Rep.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. Rep. Lawrence, Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, had two amendments included in the bill that improves retention of women servicemembers and establishes a doula pilot program.