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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Women's Issues

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December 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus leadership led by Representatives Brenda L. Lawrence (D-MI), Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), and Jenniffer González Colón (R-PR) introduced H.R. 9016, the Delivering Optimally Urgent Labor Access for Veterans Affairs, or the DOULA Act. This legislation would establish a pilot program to furnish veterans with doula support services and to measure the impact these services have on pregnant veterans’ childbirth, mental health, and infant care outcomes.

December 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate approved H.R. 3976, legislation renaming the United States Postal Service facility located at 12711 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit after the late national recording artist Aretha Franklin last night.

October 26, 2020 Press Release

On Monday, October 26, 2020, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) issued the following statement following the rushed confirmation process of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 19, 2020 Press Release
Washington, DC – Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Representatives Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01), joined by House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Representative Katherine Clark, Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Representative Debbie Dingell, and Co-Chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee Representative Rosa DeLauro, sent the attached letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressing
September 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) led by Co-Chairs Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) issued the following statement calling for an investigation following reports of forced hysterectomies at an ICE Facility.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

 

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Reps. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Reps. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) hosted a virtual discussion focusing on the power of a woman’s right to vote.   

  

June 24, 2020 Event

Co-Chairs Reps. Lois Frankel, Brenda L. Lawrence, and Jackie Speier

 

Vice Chairs Reps. Veronica Escobar and Deb Haaland

 

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The Power of Women’s Right to Vote: Our History & Future

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

 

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April 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The leadership of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, Co-Chairs Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) sent a letter on Friday to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy calling for funds and policies that address the urgent needs of women and their families in a supplemental coronavirus relief package.

 

March 24, 2020 Page

Coronavirus (COVID-19) CDC Guidance

Watch for symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

March 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), joined by the leadership of the Bipartisan and Democratic Women’s Caucuses, Reps. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-AL), Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) sent a letter to Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), requesting the prioritization of research into how COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, impacts pregnant and postpartum women.