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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

In The News

December 9, 2019 In The News

Both of Michigan’s Democratic U.S. senators joined 26 of their colleagues on Monday demanding that President Donald Trump fire White House immigration adviser Stephen Miller.  As the Advance reported last month, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) called for Miller to resign. U.S. Sen.

December 6, 2019 In The News

The story, as first reported by the Chicago Sun Times, starts with decorated Flint Navy veteran Russell Dotson. Dotson thought he had correctly transferred his G.I. Bill benefits to his daughter, Paige, with the guidance of the U.S. Navy. However, as it turned out, there was a small miscalculation that has had a life altering impact on Paige. "My heart dropped. What do you mean?

December 6, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Friday sharply rebuked Congress for not directly referring to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories as an illegal occupation in a House-passed resolution. Tlaib, D-Detroit, is one of only two members of Congress of Palestinian descent and one of only two Muslim women in the U.S. House.

December 6, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country. The vote “is the most important non-violent instrument or tool we have in a democratic society and people should be able to use it, all of our citizens,” U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said ahead of the vote.

December 5, 2019 In The News

Michigan’s congressional delegation members continue advocating for the F-35 mission at Selfridge. On Nov. 25, a letter was sent from 14 lawmakers, members of the Michigan congressional delegation, to Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M.

December 5, 2019 In The News

Michigan and 20 other states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Louisiana law that critics argue places an undue burden on women seeking abortions.

December 4, 2019 In The News

Baltimore, Maryland, is on the verge of passing a landmark water bill, which would set a new water affordability standard in the United States.

December 3, 2019 In The News

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and 10 others in Congress urged the new acting secretary of the Navy on Tuesday to erase a former DePaul University student’s debt, citing “bureaucratic failures” revealed by a Chicago Sun-Times investigation last month. In a letter to Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly, Durbin, D-Illinois, and others including U.S. Rep.

December 3, 2019 In The News

On November 19, the Detroit City Council voted down a bond proposal advanced by corporate-imposed Mayor Mike Duggan ostensibly designed to eliminate blighted residential properties in this overwhelmingly impoverished African American municipality.

November 29, 2019 In The News

Led by U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Township), more than 100 Democratic members of Congress have signed a letter expressing “strong disagreement” with the Trump administration’s decision to no longer classify Israeli settlements in the West Bank of Palestine as illegal under intentional law.