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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Women's Issues

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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.

March 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Brenda L. Lawrence issued the following statement as the Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments on yet another abortion rights case, June Medical Services v. Russo:


February 28, 2020 In The News

For the second yr in a row, Democratic girls lawmakers — together with Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi — wore white Tuesday evening to President Trump’s State of the Union handle. The hassle was organized by the Democratic Women’s Caucus as a nod to the suffrage motion of the early 20th century that culminated with the ratification of the 19th modification, granting girls the proper to vote. “Proud to be part of my fellow @HouseDemWomen as we speak as we #WearWhite to present help for the ongoing combat to obtain equality for girls throughout the nation,” Pelosi tweeted earlier Tuesday.

February 26, 2020 In The News

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. took to Capitol Hill on Tuesday in droves, meeting with congressional leaders and staffers and pushing legislation important to the Black community. Decked out in red, the Deltas went door-to-door addressing lawmakers on 10 legislative proposals the sorority backs, including voting rights, outlawing hair discrimination based on texture or style, and overhauling the criminal justice system.

February 18, 2020 In The News

It got popular the way a lot of things do: celebrities and social media. There was Halsey on Instagram, posting, “For those of you who have followed this battle of know the extremes to which it can be mentally exhausting and physically painful....I’m in total agony right now.” Alexa Chung wrote about how much it “sucks.” Lena Dunham described it as something “eating me from the inside.” Julianne Hough hid the “emotional trauma” from loved ones. Sarah Hyland called it “one of the most painful things I’ve dealt with.” So much star power and yet...nobody cared.

February 18, 2020 In The News

A museum dedicated to women's history is one step closer to join the monuments and museums on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly last week to approve a bipartisan bill called the Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act. Now it heads to the Senate. As the country celebrates the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, the House voted 374-37 to establish a national women's history museum under the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Supporters said they would work to get the bill passed quickly in the Senate.

February 13, 2020 In The News

A bill that passed the House of Representatives earlier this week stipulates creating a women’s history museum in the District as part of the Smithsonian Institution. And it is likely to be built on the National Mall. “The board shall designate a site for the museum, with priority given to a site that is on or near the National Mall,” according to the bill, which references the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. The board is also tasked with naming the comprehensive women’s history museum.

February 12, 2020 In The News

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve the creation of a national women’s history museum as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s network of museums in Washington. The vote comes as the country marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. “For too long, women’s history has been left out of the telling of our nation’s history. Today, the House of Representatives took an important first step to change that,” the bill’s co-sponsors — Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) and D.C. Del.