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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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June 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) introduced H.R. 6090, the Artificial Intelligence Reporting (AIR) Act of 2018, a bill that would allow for the Subcommittee on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (MLAI), established by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Committee on Technology (COT) to submit an annual report to Congress.

June 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence announces a temporary funding expansion for public servants who were previously denied loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

June 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Lawrence joins Members of Congress in condemning the Trump administration for cruelly separating children from their parents at the border. 


June 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence was joined by Reps.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) statement on passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and inclusion of her amendment which would increase coordination of gender integration implementation plans in the Armed Forces.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence signed a bipartisan discharge petition to force a long-overdue vote on the House Floor to protect America’s Dreamers.

May 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Lawrence statement following Senate Intelligence Committee’s  determination that U.S. intelligence community was correct in assessing Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election with the aim of helping then-candidate Donald Trump, which directly contradicts the findings reached last month by House Republicans.


May 14, 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. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Transportation program (BUILD).

May 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Sam Graves, (R-MO-06), Daniel Lipinski, (D-IL-03), Markwayne Mullin, (R-OK-02), and Brenda Lawrence, (D-MI-14), introduced H.R.


June 10, 2018 In The News

After announcing that the Department of Housing and Urban Development would nearly triple rent for low-income Americans, Ben Carson seemed to shift his position. At a speaking event in Detroit, Michigan, on June 7, Carson indicated that rent for federal housing residents might not be raised after all, since other sources of funding had been identified. However, Brenda Lawrence, the U.S.

June 10, 2018 In The News

Ventura County residents who live in homes funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development could see their rents increase by an average of almost 15 percent under a proposal from Housing Secretary Ben Carson. Carson maintains his Make Affordable Housing Work Act would motivate residents in HUD-funded housing to seek financial independence.

June 9, 2018 In The News

Three of the contenders vying to replace resigned U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. in the 13th Congressional District came together on Saturday to share views on healthcare, sexual assault and justice reforms in a forum on the city's west side. Westland Mayor Bill Wild, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones and state Sen. Coleman A.

June 9, 2018 In The News

On Sunday, June 10, Spotlight on the News will broadcast a Spotlight on the News special looking back at the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference from inside Michigan's historic Grand Hotel.  Our guests will include: U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, (D) Michigan Sandy Pensler, (R) U.S. Senate Candidate John James, (R) U.S.

June 7, 2018 In The News

What was supposed to be a simple trip to Detroit to announce a new self-sufficiency center turned more complicated Thursday when U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson suggested that previous plans to increase rent for low-income people may not happen.

June 6, 2018 In The News

Two Michigan lawmakers are among a group of Republicans who want to force a debate on immigration in Congress against the wishes of leadership, teeing up a potential showdown on the House floor over the so-called Dreamers. Reps. Fred Upton, R-St.

June 6, 2018 In The News

It’s been over three years since we found out the people of Flint were being poisoned by their drinking water. How is Flint doing now, and what happens next? And how are other Michigan cities doing after numerous crises — public health, financial, and otherwise.

June 3, 2018 In The News

The annual Mackinac Policy Conference has long battled a reputation, not entirely undeserved, of a two-day cocktail party for Michigan's business and political elite.

June 3, 2018 In The News

Jamika Ruffin is a part-time Burger King cashier trying to make ends meet on about $9.25 an hour.  "The money they pay me is not worth what you have to put up with when it comes down to these customers," said the single, 25-year-old Highland Park mother of two, adding that after taxes and child care expenses there's not much left.

June 1, 2018 In The News

Maine's members of Congress are urging President Donald Trump's administration not to place tariffs on seafood imports from China because they fear such a move would jeopardize the state's valuable lobster industry. Maine's Congressional delegation of independent Sen. Angus King, Republican Sen. Susan Collins, Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree and Republican Rep.