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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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February 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Lawrence introduced H.R. 1069, “The Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act”, with five original cosponsors.

February 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled to uphold the block of the President’s Executive Order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees.  This ruling once again blocked the Trump Administration and kept our nation’s doors open.

February 6, 2017 Press Release

Southfield, MI – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence met with civil leaders representing Michigan’s 14th district to address the impact of Trump’s travel ban affecting immigrants and refugees:

January 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, President Trump issued an executive order on immigration which, among other things stops visas and entrance of noncitizens from Muslim-majority countries and temporarily bans refugees from entering the United States:

January 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today released a statement on her appointment to the U.S. House Subcommittees on Aviation and Highway and Transit:

January 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), issued the following statement on the decision to attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump and attending the Women’s March the following day:

January 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Interior along with Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter calling on an immediate re-opening of the Flint Water Crisis Investigation:

January 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today released a statement on her appointment to the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:

January 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today released a statement in support of H.Res. 11- Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace:

January 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today released the following statement on a proposed rule by Republican leadership on Monday, January 2, 2017 that would punish Representatives who record, take photos or broadcast anything from the House floor with fines and docked pay:

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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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