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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

In The News

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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