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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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December 30, 2019 In The News

Who run the world?  From Serena Williams and Johanna Konta, to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 2019 has seen countless women stand up and speak their truth in the name of feminism. We’ve smashed taboos, united to end violence against women, made history (again!), refused to conform, and called out misogyny wherever and whenever possible. 3) Democrats wear white in solidarity with suffragettes.

December 11, 2019 In The News

Two Michigan lawmakers, U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) and Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), on Wednesday were among the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) members who marched to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office. They hand-delivered a letter signed by 84 congresswomen demanding that the Kentucky Republican take up bipartisan legislation, including the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Raise the Wage Act, which have already passed the Democratic-controlled U.S. House.

December 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) will lead a march to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hand deliver a letter with the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) and the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC). The letter urges Senator McConnell to act on House-passed legislation that benefits women and their families.


November 27, 2019 In The News

The president this week signed into law a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) directing the U.S. Treasury Department to mint and issue up to 400,000 $1 silver coins commemorating the women who played a vital role in rallying support for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “I am honored that President Trump signed the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act into law this afternoon,” Rep. Stefanik said on Monday following the signing ceremony at the White House. Rep. Stefanik in April sponsored H.R. 2423 with lead original cosponsor U.S. Rep.

November 26, 2019 Event

Please join Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence as she hosts a Facebook live event to discuss the high maternal mortality rates affecting women across America.


  • Dr. Felix Valbuena, M.D.- CEO, Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center
  • Dr. Patricia Ferguson, M.D.- OB/GYN, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Consultant 


November 12, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), lead sponsor of H.R. 1980, the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act today celebrated the unanimous passage of the legislation out of the Committee on House Administration. The bill next heads to the House floor. Rep. Maloney introduced the bill on March 28, 2019 with Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC).  “With the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum – the first comprehensive women’s history museum in the country – we can finally tell the other half of our nation’s story,” said Rep. Maloney.

October 14, 2019 In The News

A world-renowned expert on maternal-fetal health who developed a method that reduces preterm birth will present her findings during an Oct. 23 congressional briefing. Sonia Hassan, M.D., associate vice president of Women’s Health and founder of the new Office of Women’s Health at Wayne State University in Detroit, will tell members of Congress how the use of a simple, inexpensive vaginal progesterone for women found to have a shortened cervix decreases the rate of preterm birth before 33 weeks of gestation by 45 percent and respiratory distress syndrome by 61 percent.

October 10, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Lavora Barnes, Chairwoman of the Michigan Democratic Party and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, headline the inaugural Black Women in Michigan Politics Luncheon on Friday, October 11th at Washtenaw Community College. On Friday, October 11th, 2019 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Center, will serve as a fitting backdrop for Black Women in Michigan Politics (BWIMP) as they host their inaugural Annual Luncheon.

October 3, 2019 In The News

Joe Madison invited Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence of Michigan to discuss the nearly $10 million grant for the city of Detroit, which will address the dangers of lead-based paint in peoples homes. 

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.