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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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October 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – October 3, 2018 – Today, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, Congresswomen Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), released the following statement in response to President mocking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a campaign rally.

September 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) and Rep. Quigley (IL-05) introduced the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act which helps ensure our children have access to safe drinking water.

September 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), joined by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-08) and Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI-05), sent a letter to the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior Appropriations Conferees to urge robust funding for safe drinking water programs.

September 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence announces a $9.5 million grant award for the city of Detroit through the Fiscal Year 2018 Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program.

September 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Rep. Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) toured the Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

September 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence announces a funding opportunity for the state of Michigan and its surrounding communities through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program.

September 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Reps. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), along with 107 additional Members of Congress, sent a letter to all U.S. Senators outlining concerns with the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

September 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued a statement on the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) drinking water shutoff:


October 15, 2018 In The News

A new public-private grant program that aims to improve green stormwater infrastructure and natural habitats has been launched with a three-year, $3.9 million funding commitment. The Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund was launched by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with corporate, nonprofit and federal support, according to a Monday announcement at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.

October 13, 2018 In The News

The City of Lansing ― and Michigan as a whole ― have experienced strong economic growth in recent years, dropping Ingham County’s unemployment rate to 4.7 percent and the state’s to 4.1 percent. But not all area residents have benefited equally from this growth.

October 13, 2018 In The News

Just as Michigan helped propel Donald Trump to the White House, the state could play a role in tipping the balance of control in the U.S. House back in favor of the Democratic Party from a Republican majority. Republican incumbents face strong challenges in two congressional races, while a third open House district appears to be up for grabs.

October 9, 2018 In The News

All who gathered at the annual Grosse Pointe Public School System community luncheon Oct. 1 had the opportunity to mingle with elected officials, school board members, law enforcement officers, educators and clergy from the five Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods. They also received information regarding several educational topics during the 90-minute event held at Defer Elementary School.

October 5, 2018 In The News

Presiding over a hearing of the House subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials on Sept. 13, Rep. Jeff Denham took a moment to send off the subpanel’s outgoing ranking member, Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Mass.).

October 3, 2018 In The News

Aeronautical Repair Station Association Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein released the following statement in the wake of Senate passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill (H.R. 302 as amended) on Oct. 3 by a vote of 93 to 6. The bill, which overwhelmingly passed the House on Sep.

October 3, 2018 In The News

The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today cheered the passage of a five-year FAA Reauthorization Bill including a 10 hour minimum rest provision to combat Flight Attendant fatigue.

October 1, 2018 In The News

House Democrats are still holding out hope that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh isn’t confirmed, but if he is and they win the majority in November, they’ll launch investigations of their own.

September 28, 2018 In The News

It was reminiscent of women's support for Anita Hill in 1991. During an executive meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee the day after hearing testimonies from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a group of House Democratic women protested the Kavanaugh confirmation vote. The group had been in the audience watching the committee's discussion about the Supreme Court nominee.

September 28, 2018 In The News

House Democratic women marched over to the other side of the Capitol on Friday to join their Senate colleagues in registering their opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. As Democratic senators left the Judiciary Committee hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, their House colleagues assembled in a show of support. “Our call today is for mercy,” Texas Rep.