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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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February 18, 2020 Press Release

Detroit, MI – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) is saddened by the passing of former United Auto Workers’ (UAW) President Owen Bieber and issues the following statement:


February 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) joined her colleagues voting in favor of House Joint Resolution 79 that would facilitate the timely ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution. This 232-183 bipartisan vote removes a 1982 deadline for ratification by the states.


February 12, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) expressed dismay over the proposed cuts set forth in the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. The impending cuts outlined in the budget will eliminate the lifelines for millions of Americans who rely on many of the endangered programs.


February 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence’s (MI-14) amendment to H.R. 2474 “The Protecting Rights to Organize Act,” (PRO). The PRO Act is a historic labor reform bill that strengthens protections for workers’ rights to organize.

February 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) is proud to announce the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 3976, legislation renaming the post office located at 12711 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit after the late national recording artist Aretha Franklin.


January 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) has extended an invitation to Dr. Felix M. Valbuena, Jr., CEO of the Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center in Detroit to appear as her guest for the President’s February 4th State of the Union address.


January 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day by memorializing the genocide of more than 6 million Jews and the millions of others murdered by the Nazi regime. January 27, 2020 holds special meaning as this year’s observation marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. 

January 22, 2020 Press Release

Detroit, MI – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement in recognition of the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision providing women with reproductive freedom:


January 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence announced a total of $33,350,156 in grants awarded to Michigan’s 14th Congressional District from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) grants program.



February 9, 2020 In The News

Just a few hours before President Donald Trump took the stage to address the nation at this year’s State of the Union, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, hosted her annual Millenial Media Row. It was an event created to open up a space between digital media outlets and members of the Congressional Caucus. “This is perhaps the most important event that we do all year,” she told TheGrio.

February 8, 2020 In The News

Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was 22, eight months pregnant, and looking forward to her baby shower the following day when she went missing on a sunny August afternoon in 2017. She had gone to a neighbor’s apartment in Fargo, N.D., where she had been asked to help with a sewing project. She never went home. Kayakers discovered her body floating in the Red River a week later.

February 7, 2020 In The News

We continue to honor our queen because she will always be our queen. The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3976, which renamed the post office located at 12711 E. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit the Aretha Franklin Post Office Building. The legislation was signed by all members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation, and the news was announced by Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence.

February 7, 2020 In The News

U.S. House Democrats this week unveiled plans to spend $760 billion over five years on infrastructure upgrades throughout the country. A central theme throughout their plan: combating climate change. The announcement happened to take place hours before Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave her second State of the State address in Lansing.

February 5, 2020 In The News

More than 900 people crowded into the Church of the Epiphany, an Episcopal church in Washington, D.C. They had gathered to hear Rev. William Barber, the dynamic and prophetic co-leader (with Rev. Liz Theoharis) of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. They came not only to hear Rev. Barber but also to sing and bond and listen to poor people tell their own stories.

February 4, 2020 In The News

On Tuesday night, ahead of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, Democrats presented a united front at Rep. Maxine Waters’ 3rd annual Millennial Media Row, bringing their message back to a core one — affordable and accessible health care for all.

February 4, 2020 In The News

The companies responsible for a collapsed dock that spilled contaminated soil into the Detroit River in November have operated outside of the law, and no government agencies appeared to be aware of it until it was too late.

February 4, 2020 In The News

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) laid out their agenda for the year Tuesday at an “emergency summit” at the U.S. Capitol. Atop their to-do list: ensure a full and accurate count of people of color in the decennial census this year and elect a new president in November.

February 4, 2020 In The News

Dozens of Democratic lawmakers – all women – strutted into the House chamber this evening wearing white to send a message to President Donald Trump during his State of the Union address. The Democratic Women's Caucus in the House organized the effort.

February 3, 2020 In The News

Even in my brief professional career, I just had one of those “full circle” moments. But not in a good way. I recently read a report detailing two Michigan lawmakers’ efforts to reauthorize the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The VAWA was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994, providing $1.6 billion toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women.