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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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February 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Last night, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, landmark, life-saving legislation that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, get vaccines in people’s arms, put money into families’ pockets, return children safely to the classroom, and put people back to work.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined 223 House members in voting to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), a 30-year veteran of the United States Postal Service (USPS), praised President Joe Biden following his announcement of three nominees to join the USPS Board of Governors. During yesterday’s House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Postal Reform legislation, Rep.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representatives Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) reintroduced legislation, with 74 House and Senate original cosponsors, to increase access to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water in America.

February 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), a 30-year veteran of the United States Postal Service (USPS), expressed the urgent need to pass Postal Reform legislation—particularly the inclusion of service standard accountability—in her statement during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing.

February 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) was reappointed to Senior Whip of the House Democratic Caucus by Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (SC-06). Rep. Lawrence also served as a Senior Whip in the 116th Congress.

February 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined her colleagues in the House and Senate to introduce the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, President Biden’s bold, inclusive, and humane framework for the future of the United States immigration system. 

February 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined dozens of House Democrats in introducing the Equality Act today. The bill, which passed the House in 2019, extends protections against discrimination to members of the LGBTQ community.

February 17, 2021 Press Release

Pontiac, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced a $187,500 NeighborWorks America grant to Lighthouse MI headquartered in Pontiac. Lighthouse MI provides direct services (food, shelter, rental/utility and other financial assistance, clothing, crisis referrals) and stability and housing programs that develop and support self-sufficiency.

February 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) sent a congratulatory letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and requested a meeting with him to talk about the 14th District’s infrastructure and automotive needs.

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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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