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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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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:

April 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence was joined by Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, the top democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, in sending a letter to Chairman Jason Chaffetz, calling for an immediate hearing on the forcible removal of a passenger on April 9, 2017.

April 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) reintroduced H.R. 1909, the Environmental Health Workforce Act of 2017, which would prioritize education and training for existing and new environmental health professionals:

April 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Congresswoman Lawrence today marked Equal Pay Day and cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable.

March 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), issued a statement on President Trump’s executive order rolling back rules aimed at curbing climate change:

March 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) joined by Rep. John Conyers sent a letter to Secretary Ben Carson following his recent visit to Detroit. The letter expresses concerns regarding President Trump’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

March 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) released a statement regarding a letter sent to President Trump about supporting the programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget:

March 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) released a statement regarding support of the passage of the Postal Service Reform Act through the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:

March 8, 2017 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today released a statement announcing introduction of a resolution to protect the freedom of the press:

March 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today released a statement regarding the new Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

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April 25, 2016 In The News

Michigan lawmakers say they’ve succeeded in stopping IRS plans to move more than 90 jobs from the Detroit Computing Center to Tennessee.

In a statement Friday, U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence said a letter from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen this week indicated that the Detroit Computing Center, and all of its employees, would remain in the current downtown location.

April 25, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence said Friday that the IRS has decided not to move some 90 jobs from a computing center in Detroit to Tennessee, after all.

April 22, 2016 In The News

WOODLAWN — The man overseeing all the YMCAs in Chicago said the centers in Woodlawn and beyond do as much as they can to help steer Chicago's kids from violence.

March 18, 2016 In The News

DETROIT, MI -- Democrats in Congress on Thursday introduced a bill seeking to hinder emergency management policies that give far-reaching power over local governments to state appointees.

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, introduced the bill with support from 30 other Democrats, including Michigan Reps. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Twp., and Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield.

March 18, 2016 In The News

The governor of Michigan and the Obama administration's top environmental official came under heavy criticism today from lawmakers over their roles in the Flint water crisis, with some members of Congress calling on them to resign.

 

March 18, 2016 In The News

At contentious hearing, members of Congress ask for both Gov. Snyder's and EPA head McCarthy's resignations.

March 18, 2016 In The News

Washington — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and federal Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy faced scathing criticism and calls to resign Thursday during a combative congressional hearing on the Flint water contamination crisis.

March 14, 2016 In The News

At a time when women are making inroads in the CEO suite, on corporate boards and inside the ivory tower of education — and a woman is a serious candidate for U.S. president — there are fewer women holding top elected jobs in Michigan than a generation ago.

February 16, 2016 In The News

Michigan governor Rick Snyder will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee next month about how the drinking water in Flint, Michigan poisoned over 100,000 residents over two years.

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