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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announces that Michigan’s 14th district will receive federal funding awards totaling $1,611,832 in Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) to support federal criminal justice programs:  

July 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Lawrence introduced H.R. 3418, “The Fostering Academic Information and Resources (FAIR) Act” to give former foster youth a fair chance at pursuing a college degree. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 84% of college aged foster youth report wanting to go to college, but only 20% actually attend.

July 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) introduced bipartisan House Resolution 457 which honors the 169th anniversary of the United States women’s rights movement initiated by the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York:

June 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement in response to Detroit federal judge Mark Goldsmith’s decision to issue a temporary nationwide stay to halt deportation of all Iraqi nationals with final orders for removal:

June 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- On June 15, 2017, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly, in response to the Immigration and Custom Enforcement raids that detained a number of Iraqi nationals, including Chaldeans and Muslims:

June 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence released the following statement after shots were fired striking individuals during a baseball practice:

June 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) statement on recent ICE raids where over 100 individuals were apprehended and placed in detention:

May 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI) led a bipartisan group, including Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings, and Representatives Mark Meadows, Gerald E. Connolly, Dennis A. Ross, and Stephen F.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — “Today, House Republicans finally passed their rushed plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  This plan is inconsiderate, irresponsible and ultimately immoral.   

April 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI) joined by Rep. John Conyers (MI) and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Cedric Richmond sent a letter to the Trump administration calling for support for the Flint Water Crisis:

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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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