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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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August 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) made the following statement:


July 27, 2019 Press Release

Detroit, MI – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement in support of Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings following a Twitter attack by President Trump:


July 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) introduced legislation today renaming the post office located at 12711 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit after the late national recording artist and Detroiter Aretha Franklin.


July 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence (MI-14) announces a $1 million grant award for the State of Michigan from the Department of Labor’s Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants and a $2.6 million grant award for the City of Detroit for Low or no Emissions (Low-No) Grant Program.


July 20, 2019 Press Release

Detroit, MI- Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) welcomes Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Detroit for the arm chair discussion “Woman to Woman: The Speaker in the House” about those issues that concern the women of Michigan and across the country on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 10:45 a.m. at the Detroit Club, 712 Cass Avenue.

July 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), issued the following statement today after voting for Congressman Tom Malinowski’s resolution to condemn the racist and xenophobic language used by President Trump in attacking Members of Congress:


July 1, 2019 Press Release

Miami, FL – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) is part of a congressional delegation heading to the U.S. southern border on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. The Members, led by her colleague, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, will stop to inspect the Homestead migrant detention facility in Miami.


June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), joined with her colleagues in voting to pass H.R. 3401 230 to 195.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement regarding the treatment of the migrant children being detained at the U.S. Southern Border:


May 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last Wednesday, the House Committee on Appropriations advanced the FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) and Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bills for full approval by the U.S. House of Representatives.


August 7, 2019 In The News

Local community leaders rallied in Ferndale Tuesday night to speak out against what they called an attack on women’s rights. Speakers at the demonstration organized by Fems for Dems decried efforts by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood.

August 7, 2019 In The News

Twitter activity: As of 2019-08-07, Brenda Lawrence (@RepLawrence) has 19028 Twitter followers, is following 1195 people, has tweeted 4837 times, has liked 1804 tweets, has uploaded 1552 photos and videos and has been on Twitter since November 2014.

August 7, 2019 In The News

Gun violence in the United States will continue to be an issue until we can all agree it is a national epidemic.

Over the last 35 years, we have experienced some of the deadliest mass shootings in our country’s history. These senseless acts of violence are taking the lives of nearly 100 Americans each day.

August 6, 2019 In The News

Even though more than half of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives support an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, a handful of Michigan’s Democratic House members are still exercising caution.

August 5, 2019 In The News

In the wake of deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend, Michigan's Democratic members of Congress called on a Republican-led Senate to pass legislation tightening background checks for firearm purchases.

August 5, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives sent a swift and powerful rebuke to the Trump Administration’s efforts to cut U.S.

August 4, 2019 In The News

In less than 24 hours, there were two mass shootings in America that killed 29 people and injured dozens more. The first was in El Paso, Texas at a crowded shopping center late Saturday morning. Twenty people were shot and killed and 26 people were injured in the mass shooting, which is now being considered domestic terrorism.

August 3, 2019 In The News

Officials and residents reacted to L. Brooks Patterson's death on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Many sent their condolences to the family via Facebook, Twitter or social media, or simply sent them by email. Here are some of their reactions: Brenda Lawrence, Congresswoman, MI-14: “I’m sending my deepest condolences to the family of longtime Oakland County Executive L.

August 3, 2019 In The News

More than half of all House Democrats now back opening impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, according to an ABC News analysis. At least 24 House Democrats have announced support for an impeachment inquiry since special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony, including several prominent committee chairs and freshman Democrats from formerly GOP-held congressional districts.

August 2, 2019 In The News

11 years after the start of the recession and housing crash, the ripple effects are still felt acutely across Detroit and Wayne County, members of a U.S. House subcommittee heard at a field hearing in Detroit on Friday. The issues are complex, but the numbers are stark: since the housing crisis began in 2009, Detroit has flipped from a majority-homeowner to a majority-renter city.