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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), issued the following statement today after voting for Congressman Tom Malinowski’s resolution to condemn the racist and xenophobic language used by President Trump in attacking Members of Congress:
“I am absolutely appalled at the behavior of the person who currently occupies the Oval Office. His condescending, racist, and xenophobic comments have no place in a civilized society.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) and the Pro-Choice Caucus (PCC) hosted a press conference to denounce to the current legal attack against women in America, including low income women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and young people.
Washington, D.C. – Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, Congresswomen Brenda L. Lawrence and Debbie Lesko, joined by 102 Members of Congress, introduce a Bipartisan Resolution celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence issued the following statement on the House Committee on Appropriations’ passage of the FY2020 funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Humans Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS). The bill includes $189.9 billion for vital programs that have long been neglected under a previously Republican-controlled House. This bill appropriates $48 billion over the President’s fiscal year 2020 budget request, which continued a dangerous trend of underfunding essential programs.
Michelle Williams, who has seen firsthand the disparity in men and women's pay, joined lawmakers and activists Tuesday in the Capitol to support the principle of equal pay for equal work. The Oscar nominee attended a news conference marking Equal Pay Day, designed to symbolize how far a woman has to work into the year to make what a man made in the previous year. The actress called on people to imagine a world where women don't have to spend energy fighting for fair pay.
Empowered with a record 55 members on Capitol Hill, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus has teamed up with a coalition of Civil Rights groups to mobilize African- Americans across the country behind a progressive legislative agenda to write a new chapter of American History that is now being led by women and people of color. When she was sworn in as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep.
Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence hosted a free community town hall called, “The State of Black America” Friday at Wayne State University, as she welcomed members of the Congressional Black Caucus to Michigan. The event was held inside the university’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center and special guests included Congresswoman Karen Bass, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, as well as other members of the caucus, which was formed in 1971. Prior to that, the “Young Gifted and Black: Millennial Women Take Their Seat at the Table” luncheon was held.
House Democratic women, armed with more numbers and the power of the majority, are getting organized, switching their working group to a more formal caucus and launching a political action committee to help further grow their ranks. The Democratic Women’s Caucus is the new name of the Democratic Women’s Working Group. Open to all 91 House Democratic women, the caucus will be led by an expanded leadership team of three co-chairs and two vice chairs.
Democratic Women’s Caucus led by Co-Chairs Reps. Lois Frankel, Brenda Lawrence, and Jackie Speier, were joined by Speaker Pelosi, actor Michelle Williams, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro to host a press conference marking Equal Pay Day and celebrating last week’s passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act.
As Women’s History Month drew to a close last week, Congress introduced bipartisan bills in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to establish a new Smithsonian museum dedicated to women’s history. “The US needs and deserves a comprehensive women’s history museum that will inspire men and women of all ages and for future generations,” said representative Carolyn Maloney, a democrat from New York, in a statement. “For too long, women who have made extraordinary contributions to our nation have been left out of the telling of our history.