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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Women's Issues

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May 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, voted to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. This bipartisan legislation establishes a pregnant worker’s clear-cut right to reasonable workplace accommodations—such as appropriate seating, water breaks, and relief from heavy lifting—so they can continue working without jeopardizing their pregnancy. Currently, there is no federal law that explicitly and affirmatively guarantees all pregnant workers the right to basic accommodations.

April 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass H.R. 7, The Paycheck Fairness Act. This landmark legislation that will help close the gender wage gap by strengthening equal pay protections for women.

March 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, introduced a resolution reaffirming the House of Representatives’ commitment to gender equality; March marks Women’s History Month. To read the resolution click here.

March 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in favor of H.R. 1620—Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. Like previous reauthorizations, H.R. 1620 makes some vital improvements to address gaps in current law, based on extensive consultation with victim service providers, law enforcement, and other  experts. The bill also includes two amendments by Rep.

March 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, voted to pass H.J.Res. 17, a joint bipartisan resolution to remove an arbitrary time limit previously set by Congress for the States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

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March 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, praised President Joe Biden for two executive orders he will sign today promoting gender equity.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Vice Chair Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), were joined by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) to celebrate the start of Women’s History Month by introducing a bill to honor the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The bill would construct a monument to memorialize Justice Ginsburg in a place of prominence within the U.S. Capitol Complex.

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.