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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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February 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today continues to demand that Congress take action to address gun violence following the murder on February 14, 2018 of 17 high school students who were victims of a mass shooter using an AR-15 assault rifle in Parkland, Florida.  

February 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Vice Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, today led 37 of her colleagues in a letter urging the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study how the Republican tax plan impacts women-headed households.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement after the House passed the budget caps bill, ending the second Republican shutdown.

“The White House, the Senate and the House are Republican-led, and we have now completed the second government shutdown in just one month. This is no way to run a government.

February 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement after the loss of former Congressman Joe Knollenberg.

February 6, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today applauded the House passage of two measures that will reform the harassment complaint process in Congress: H.R. 4924, the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act, and H.Res. 724, the House anti-harassment resolution.

January 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement after the loss of Detroit Police Officer Glenn Doss.

January 22, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Sander Levin (MI-09), Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement after voting ‘no’ on a bill that fails to include a long-term budget or the priorities of the American people:

January 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement after voting no on the House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 195 – Continuing Appropriations Act, which would delay funding for the government until February 16, 2018.

January 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s racist and ignorant comments on Haiti and African countries:

January 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), on this Human Trafficking Awareness Day, released the following statement calling for heighted awareness, education and action to combat this abuse that continues to plague our nation:

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June 28, 2017 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill last week to reauthorize the Federal Perkins Loan financial aid program for college students. While the program is set to expire at the end of September 2017, the bill, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353), would extend it for another two years. Sponsored by Rep.

June 26, 2017 In The News

For years, Tia Goodman hid her past from those around her. The Indianapolis resident didn't talk about the neglect she suffered as a toddler or her years in foster care in Michigan. She didn't reference the repeated sexual abuse at the hands of a relative, the adoptions, the hospitalizations or how it felt to be homeless.

June 22, 2017 In The News

With the fate of 199 Iraqi nationals on hold while a Detroit court hears a lawsuit, a group of evangelical leaders has sent the Trump administration a simple message: Don’t deport Christians into genocide.

June 21, 2017 In The News

Twice in the span of a week, male senators tried to silence Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the only woman of color on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Harris, whose father is Jamaican American and mother Indian American, is one of just four women of color in the 100-member Senate.

June 21, 2017 In The News

The organizer of a June 16 protest in Detroit against federal agents’ rounding up more than 100 Iraqi-American immigrants told local media that those who were detained had no prior warning that Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be arresting them the morning of June 11. Joined by U.S. Democratic Reps.

June 20, 2017 In The News

Tragic event took place last week when a gunman shot a member of Congress, Capitol Police and others. And as much as it pains me to say, chaos seems to be the new normal. Hate crimes are rising across the nation, town halls are filled with more questions than answers. There is confusion on the Hill and confusion in American homes. The American people are worried, angry and many are afraid.

June 20, 2017 In The News

Standing in the living room of her brother's home in Sterling Heights, Lina Denha wipes away tears with a tissue as she recalls how federal agents arrested him early one Sunday morning this month.

June 18, 2017 In The News

Several months after the Democratic National Committee installed its new leadership, the internal overhaul within the party was a main topic of conversation at the DNC's executive committee meeting at the Renaissance Center in Detroit on Saturday.

June 18, 2017 In The News

Standing in the living room of her brother's home in Sterling Heights, Lina Denha wipes away tears with a tissue as she recalls how federal agents arrested him early one Sunday morning this month.  "To just come and grab him in front of his kids and family — that's not right," she said of the June 11 detention of Haydar Butris, 38, one of 114 Iraqi immigrants with criminal records arrested in M

June 17, 2017 In The News

Trump stepped down from running his $3 billion empire but retained his ownership interests, a decision the lawmakers say in the latest lawsuit violates a clause in the U.S. Constitution that forbids the president from receiving payments or gifts from foreign governments without Congress' approval. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), who helped to organize the suit along with Sen.

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