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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

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May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement on the murder of George Floyd by officers in the Minneapolis Police Department.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced a total of $6,521,957 in federal funding to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

May 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced a total of $2,632,700 in federal funding to the University of Michigan from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the university’s Center for Connected Automated Transportation (CCAT) program.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced a total of $315,183,795 in grants to the state of Michigan from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a part of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

May 14, 2020 Press Release

Detroit, MI – Today, Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA), under the U.S. Department of Commerce, is providing a Partnership Planning Investment Award of $75,000 to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Detroit, MI- Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence issued the following statement after President Donald Trump appointed Republican donor Louis DeJoy to be the next United States Postmaster General:

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Detroit, MI. – Today, Representative Brenda L. Lawrence issued a statement following Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order to reopen manufacturing plants across the state of Michigan.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced a total of $268,858,491 in grants awarded to Michigan’s 14th Congressional District from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

May 7, 2020 Press Release

Detroit, MI- Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks hosted a virtual event on closing the digital divide, Connecting Michigan: From Internet Inequality to Digital Equity.

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March 7, 2020 In The News

This week, all eyes are on Michigan as voters cast ballots in the Democratic presidential primary. With Detroit’s substantial African American voting bloc, it’s critical that candidates vying for the White House explain how they will advance racial justice, tackle persistent health and economic disparities, and strengthen the financial security of Black families here and across the country.

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March 6, 2020 In The News

If you live in any of the above mentioned states it is crucial you reach out to your Member of Congress (additional details below). Your action is needed to maintain these funding prohibitions. Without these important language prohitibitions added in Sec 437 & SEC 438, farmers will be required to submit reports to the government estimating their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

March 4, 2020 In The News

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler was questioned Wednesday on his decision to not seek reimbursement from his predecessor Scott Pruitt for nearly $124,000 in expenses an internal watchdog deemed “excessive.” Wheeler said he did not know whether the EPA had the authority to recover the money from Pruitt during a House Appropriations Committee hearing in response

March 3, 2020 In The News

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) each issued press releases on Feb. 27, announcing that the Air Force (AF) will allocate $13.5 million toward per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) remediation efforts around the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base (WAFB) in Oscoda.

March 3, 2020 In The News

For the second year in a row, a number of Democratic congresswomen decided to wear white while attending the State of the Union address. The choice of outfit was intended for the celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote after its 1920 ratification.

February 28, 2020 In The News

Strong, collaborative relationships between stakeholders are the cornerstone of Minnesota's efforts to expand broadband access. West Virginia has promoted broadband expansion by examining and eliminating barriers to deployment. Colorado has made a significant investment in broadband planning at the regional level.

February 28, 2020 In The News

For the second yr in a row, Democratic girls lawmakers — together with Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi — wore white Tuesday evening to President Trump’s State of the Union handle. The hassle was organized by the Democratic Women’s Caucus as a nod to the suffrage motion of the early 20th century that culminated with the ratification of the 19th modification, granting girls the proper to vote.

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February 27, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) assailed President Donald Trump’s U.S. EPA chief on Thursday over the agency’s failure to set a national drinking water standard for harmful contaminants known as PFAS.

February 27, 2020 In The News

Democratic FCC commissioner Geoffrey Starks and Democratic Federal Trade commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will team up for a March hearing on 5G, Big Data, privacy, AI and their impact on civil rights and marginalized communities. Both commissioners are minority members of their respective Republican majority commissions. The March 16 hearing will be March 16 in Detroit and feature Rep.

February 26, 2020 In The News

Lynching is not considered a hate crime under federal law, but that’s expected to change soon. The U.S. House voted 410-4 on Wednesday to approve a bill called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. The bill would specifically list lynching as a hate crime, which is identified as a crime that targets people based on their race or other specific characteristics.

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