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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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December 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement after voting no on H.J.Res. 123, the Continuing Appropriations Act that would delay funding for the government two additional weeks through December 22, 2017.

December 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement after the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved of two bills to combat human trafficking on our nation’s highways:

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) today sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to Members of the House of Representatives urging them to adopt mandatory sexual harassment training for their offices, already required for federal agencies.  Norton, Lawrence, and Speier have each introduced bills to add

October 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today introduced the Congressional Sexual Harassment Training Act, which would require every congressional office to enroll employees in training to prevent sexual harassment.

October 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence was joined by Reps. Conyers and Kildee in a letter urging House Republicans to work with Democrats to quickly extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Federal funding for CHIP, which provides essential health coverage for low-income children and pregnant women, expired September 30, 2017.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today issued a statement supporting the Committee’s letter to Gov. Snyder inviting him to correct or supplement his sworn testimony in 2016 related to the Flint drinking water crisis.

October 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) has introduced a resolution designating October 9 as World Post Day, a day to recognize postal services and the essential role they play in our daily lives.

October 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today demanded that Congress take action to address gun violence and announced her support for legislation that would ban dangerous bump stocks like the one used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, where 59 innocent people lost their lives this week in Las Vegas, NV.

September 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement on Michigan State Police Director Col.

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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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