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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

In The News

May 1, 2019 In The News

The craziest thing about President Trump’s ban on admitting people from seven countries to the United States is not the sheer irrationality of the blanket bans, the anti-Muslim racism that inspired it or even the cruelty and suffering it causes by keeping families apart.

May 1, 2019 In The News

Detroit resident Dotti Sharp has endured her auto insurance rates shooting up from about $160 a month three years ago to more than $200 a month today. “It keeps rising up,” Sharp said on Monday. “I have no tickets. No accidents. So why does it keep going up?” She joined two of her legislators during a news conference in Southwest Detroit. U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and state Rep.

May 1, 2019 In The News

On Sunday, April 21, Spotlight on the News will interview Michigan 14th District Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence and Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Wendell Anthony. From Washington investigations to the upcoming Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner and weekend, how is their leadership at work for metro Detroit?

May 1, 2019 In The News

Michigan’s congressional delegation lagged those of the greenest states in the nation when it comes to supporting environmentally-friendly federal policy, according to a new report from the League of Conservation Voters. The report for 2018 — before this current term — offered consistently high marks to Democrats, but few to Republicans, including in Michigan.

May 1, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) teamed up with 15 other members of Congress to request aid from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as measles outbreaks spread through the country.

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May 1, 2019 In The News

Attorney General William Barr is facing intense pressure from congressional Democrats over his recent statement that U.S. government “spying did occur” against the Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign—and Trump said on Thursday he “absolutely” believes those unsubstantiated allegations.

May 1, 2019 In The News

Chaldeans and elected officials in metro Detroit are asking the U.S. government to block the deportations of up to 1,000 Iraqi nationals.

May 1, 2019 In The News

Some of the greatest challenges of stemming the rise of hate speech and violent extremism played out on Capitol Hill in real time Tuesday, as lawmakers aired fundamental differences about what poses the biggest threat, who is to blame — and what to do about it.

May 1, 2019 In The News

On the eve of the Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide Observance, Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) on Monday were joined by more than 70 of their U.S. House colleagues in introducing a new Armenian Genocide Resolution aimed at establishing, as a matter of U.S. policy, 1) the rejection of Armenian Genocide denial, 2) ongoing official U.S.

May 1, 2019 In The News

Michigan lawmakers stood beside Iraqi families Saturday calling on federal authorities to prioritize the safety of Iraqi nationals who face deportation following a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling this week. On Tuesday, the appeals court upheld an earlier ruling by a three-judge panel that U.S.

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