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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Women's Issues

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September 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in favor of HR 3577, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). Amid a dangerous assault on women’s basic health freedoms – from state houses across the country to the U.S. Supreme Court – this landmark legislation enshrines into law the vital protections of Roe v. Wade and secures the right to reproductive care for all women across America. Rep.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. Rep. Lawrence, Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, had two amendments included in the bill that improves retention of women servicemembers and establishes a doula pilot program.

August 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, 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) issued the following statement on Women’s Equality Day.

August 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, 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) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging that the United States implements a women, peace, and security-centered approach to U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan.

August 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, 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) issued the following statement on the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 4, the John R.

August 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement on the situation in Afghanistan.

August 3, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), 2nd Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. According to Census Bureau data, Black women working full-time are paid 63 cents for every dollar paid to White, non-Hispanic men. As a result of this discrepancy, Black Women’s Equal Pay Day—which marks the day that symbolizes how long into 2021 Black women must work to make what men were paid in 2020—does not occur until August 3, 2021.

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.