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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Women's Issues

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July 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), joined Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) in sending a letter to U.S.

June 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - The Democratic Women’s Caucus Co-Chairs Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Vice Chairs Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), and U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Even Playing Field Act to ensure equal pay, investment, and working conditions for U.S. national team athletes, coaches, and other personnel. 

June 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act, which expands access to basic reproductive health care for women veterans. This bill eliminates burdensome co-pays for contraceptive services for women veterans in the VA health system, making it easier and more affordable to get the basic care they need. Rep. Lawrence is a cosponsor of the bill. 

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.