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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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June 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- On June 15, 2017, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly, in response to the Immigration and Custom Enforcement raids that detained a number of Iraqi nationals, including Chaldeans and Muslims:

June 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence released the following statement after shots were fired striking individuals during a baseball practice:

June 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) statement on recent ICE raids where over 100 individuals were apprehended and placed in detention:

May 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI) led a bipartisan group, including Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings, and Representatives Mark Meadows, Gerald E. Connolly, Dennis A. Ross, and Stephen F.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — “Today, House Republicans finally passed their rushed plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  This plan is inconsiderate, irresponsible and ultimately immoral.   

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:

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March 31, 2017 In The News

Faced with a proposed federal budget she’s deemed “absolutely unacceptable,” U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters vowed Friday she and her colleagues on Capitol Hill are working to fight it. “The skinny budget that has been presented to us is absolutely unacceptable,” Waters said during a news conference in Detroit.

March 31, 2017 In The News

U.S. Reps Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, and Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, sent a delegation letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Friday that addresses proposed Medicare cuts. The proposed cuts addressed in the letter are to the Medicare Advantage Retiree Coverage, also known as Employer Group Waiver Plans. The letter was signed by 10 other Michigan U.S.

March 31, 2017 In The News

During a congressional forum on building trust between the nation’s communities and police, a 36-year-old black man sat before several prominent African-American leaders and delivered chilling testimony about his cousin, who died in October 2015 at the hands of a plainclothes officer. Corey Jones was driving home from a show with his church band around 2 a.m.

March 31, 2017 In The News

U.S. Reps Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, and Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, sent a delegation letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Friday that addresses proposed Medicare cuts. The proposed cuts addressed in the letter are to the Medicare Advantage Retiree Coverage, also known as Employer Group Waiver Plans. The letter was signed by 10 other Michigan U.S.

March 30, 2017 In The News

Former Detroit Lion Anquan Boldin and other pro football players pushed lawmakers to revive criminal justice reform legislation that has stalled in Congress at a Thursday forum on “building trust between communities and police.” Boldin, a free-agent wide receiver who played last year for the Lions, invoked the death of his cousin, Corey Jones, who was killed a year and a half ago by a police of

March 30, 2017 In The News

In the wake of President Trump’s budget outline released earlier this month that would eliminate Great Lakes restoration programs, 63 Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives today sent a letter to House appropriators, asking that Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding be restored to $300 million in fiscal year 2018.

March 30, 2017 In The News

On March 22, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), including U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown of Prince George’s County, met with President Trump at the White House. Little, if anything, of substance came out of gathering. The only Baltimore-Washington area representative at the meeting was Brown, parliamentarian of the CBC. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) met with the president on March 8.

March 30, 2017 In The News

Delegates from Great Lakes states in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing back against a Trump administration proposal to eliminate $300 million in Great Lakes environmental cleanup funding from the 2018 budget.

March 30, 2017 In The News

Anquan Boldin, a NFL free agent who's played with the Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens, is young, rich and famous. Yet, as a black man in America, he's keenly aware of the tensions that can exist between communities of color and law enforcement.

March 29, 2017 In The News

The story of Chad Carr and his brave fight against an inoperable brain tumor not only captured the attention of Metro Detroit, it captured the hearts of people around the state. Chad was the grandson of former University of Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr. Now, nearly a year and a half after Chad's death, his mother, Tammi Carr, took their fight for cancer research to Capitol Hill.

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