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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Press Releases

January 26, 2021 Press Release
Nearly 32 million Americans would get a raise, a majority of whom are frontline or essential workers

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined her House colleagues in introducing the Raise the Wage Act of 2021. The legislation would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. Thereafter, the federal minimum wage would be indexed to median wage growth.

January 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) was elected as the Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee for the 117th Congress. Rep.

January 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in favor of granting a legal waiver to enable Secretary of Defense-designate retired General Lloyd J. Austin III to be confirmed as Secretary of Defense. Secretary-designate Austin would be the first African American selected to be Secretary of Defense.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement regarding the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States and Kamala Harris as Vice President of the United States. Rep. Lawrence attended the inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C.

January 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump for inciting a deadly insurrection last week. 

January 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in support of a resolution (H. Res. 21) calling on Vice President Mike Pence to convene and mobilize the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office.

January 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Following the historic election this week of Georgia’s first Black and Jewish U.S. senators, Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, U.S. Congresswomen Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations, issued the following joint statement:

January 6, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence’s (MI-14) bill, H.R. 3976, which renames a United States Post Office facility in Detroit after the late national recording artist and Detroiter Aretha Franklin, was signed into law yesterday.

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