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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

In The News

December 13, 2019 In The News

U.S. Reps. Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens, Democrats who flipped congressional seats last year in suburban Detroit districts won by President Donald Trump, will take the weekend to decide whether to support articles of impeachment against him voted on by the House Judiciary Committee on Friday.

December 13, 2019 In The News

A former uranium-contaminated site that collapsed into the Detroit River late last month continues to spark concern from residents.* More than 200 people attended a community meeting Thursday night to hear an update from government officials concerning the site leased by Detroit Bulk Storage.  The Advance previously reported that on Nov.

December 13, 2019 In The News

A Metro Detroit church was filled with people hoping to get answers about the seawall collapse at a site that has a history of uranium contamination. Several state agencies were in attendance, as were congresswomen Brenda Lawrence and Rashida Tlaib. Detroit Bulk Storage is the company that leases that land.

December 12, 2019 In The News

Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Brenda Lawrence will host a meeting today to talk to people impacted by a recent spill into the Detroit River. This comes as new test results are now in on the potentially bio-hazardous contamination. New test results say there are no detectable levels of contamination. The seawall at Detroit Bulk Storage collapsed the night before Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2019 In The News

Two Michigan lawmakers, U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) and Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), on Wednesday were among the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) members who marched to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office.

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December 11, 2019 In The News

Water samples conducted at the site of a southwest Detroit dock collapse at a riverfront storage site show no detectable contaminants or that they  were "well below water quality standards," state officials said Wednesday.

December 11, 2019 In The News

Lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement on paid parental leave for federal workers that could institute paid time off for civilian employees for the first time. The measure would give federal workers 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a newborn or adopted child — extending the same benefits currently given to the military to the 2.1 million civilian members of the federal workforce.

December 11, 2019 In The News

State and federal elected leaders, along with environmental activists, are hosting a meeting Thursday for Detroit residents potentially impacted by a long-contaminated riverbank that collapsed into the Detroit River on Thanksgiving Eve.

December 11, 2019 In The News

Lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement on paid parental leave for federal workers that could institute paid time off for civilian employees for the first time. The measure would give federal workers 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a newborn or adopted child — extending the same benefits currently given to the military to the 2.1 million civilian members of the federal workforce.

December 10, 2019 In The News

“As a leader in providing global humanitarian aid, the United States must be a leader in protecting all aid recipients,” said Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-6) at a recent event on Capitol Hill about gender-based violence in humanitarian settings. A violation against human rights, gender-based violence (GBV) is deeply rooted in gender inequality.

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