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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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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.

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May 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), a 30-year veteran of the United States Postal Service, praised the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for the passage of two Postal Service reform bills—the Postal Service Reform Act and the Postal Service Improvement Act. Rep.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, along with House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Subcommittee on National Security Chairman Rep. Stephen F.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, the Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, U.S. Representatives Brenda L.

May 8, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) concluded Mass Vaccination Week and renewed her call for Michiganders to get vaccinated. She was joined by Second Ebenezer Church’s Bishop Edgar L. Vann II, U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), U.S.

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April 28, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced Michigan’s 14th Congressional District’s Mass Vaccination Week from Saturday, May 1st thru Saturday, May 8th. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) initiative, spearheaded by Rep. Lawrence, is a week-long event where CBC members educate, raise awareness, and help get constituents vaccinated. Rep.

April 27, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced that Mike McGuinness will be her guest for President Biden’s first Joint Address to Congress on Wednesday, April 28th. Mike is the President for the Pontiac School Board and Executive Director for the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society.

April 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement regarding the guilty verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd.

April 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) introduced the Environmental Health Workforce Act, legislation which would prioritize education and training for existing and new environmental health professionals.

April 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) reintroduced H.R. 2521, the Delivering Optimally Urgent Labor Access for Veterans Affairs, or the DOULA for VA Act.

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July 21, 2020 In The News

 Senior Democrats on a House of Representatives oversight committee wrote to the new postmaster general on Monday to press him on reports the service was prepared to delay mail delivery if needed to cut costs, a move that could affect mail-in ballot results. The U.S. Postal Service’s losses have soared even as it has become more critical to the U.S.

March 7, 2020 In The News

This week, all eyes are on Michigan as voters cast ballots in the Democratic presidential primary. With Detroit’s substantial African American voting bloc, it’s critical that candidates vying for the White House explain how they will advance racial justice, tackle persistent health and economic disparities, and strengthen the financial security of Black families here and across the country.

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March 6, 2020 In The News

If you live in any of the above mentioned states it is crucial you reach out to your Member of Congress (additional details below). Your action is needed to maintain these funding prohibitions. Without these important language prohitibitions added in Sec 437 & SEC 438, farmers will be required to submit reports to the government estimating their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

March 4, 2020 In The News

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler was questioned Wednesday on his decision to not seek reimbursement from his predecessor Scott Pruitt for nearly $124,000 in expenses an internal watchdog deemed “excessive.” Wheeler said he did not know whether the EPA had the authority to recover the money from Pruitt during a House Appropriations Committee hearing in response

March 3, 2020 In The News

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) each issued press releases on Feb. 27, announcing that the Air Force (AF) will allocate $13.5 million toward per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) remediation efforts around the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base (WAFB) in Oscoda.

March 3, 2020 In The News

For the second year in a row, a number of Democratic congresswomen decided to wear white while attending the State of the Union address. The choice of outfit was intended for the celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote after its 1920 ratification.

February 28, 2020 In The News

Strong, collaborative relationships between stakeholders are the cornerstone of Minnesota's efforts to expand broadband access. West Virginia has promoted broadband expansion by examining and eliminating barriers to deployment. Colorado has made a significant investment in broadband planning at the regional level.

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.

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February 27, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) assailed President Donald Trump’s U.S. EPA chief on Thursday over the agency’s failure to set a national drinking water standard for harmful contaminants known as PFAS.

February 27, 2020 In The News

Democratic FCC commissioner Geoffrey Starks and Democratic Federal Trade commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will team up for a March hearing on 5G, Big Data, privacy, AI and their impact on civil rights and marginalized communities. Both commissioners are minority members of their respective Republican majority commissions. The March 16 hearing will be March 16 in Detroit and feature Rep.

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