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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Press Releases

August 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence on Tuesday issued the following statement regarding the recovery of the body of Southfield Fire Chief Keith Rowley, who fell overboard while boating on Lake St. Clair last Friday.

August 3, 2015 Press Release
The search continues for Southfield Fire Chief Keith Rowley, who went overboard near Lake St. Clair

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence on Sunday issued the following statement regarding the search for Southfield Fire Chief Keith Rowley, who went missing in Lake St. Clair on Friday. Authorities have resumed their search this morning after rough weather and dangerous conditions required them to temporarily halt the recovery operation Sunday evening.

July 30, 2015 Press Release
Applications for EPA grant due Sept. 28.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence on Thursday announced the EPA’s request for applications soliciting proposals for Great Lakes Restoration initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes.

July 23, 2015 Press Release
H.R. 3184, The Youth Parity Act of 2015, will extend the age limit for all dependents to remain covered by HSAs until age 26.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) on Thursday introduced H.R. 3184, The Youth Parity Act of 2015, to provide American families with more flexibility in paying for health care costs.

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July 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I am looking forward to reviewing the full scope and text of the agreement that was reached with Iran today. I have been very clear in my previous comments and statements that I am extremely sensitive to the concerns that many of my constituents have shared with me regarding any nuclear agreement with Iran.

July 10, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Lawrence takes to the House floor to urge action on long-term plan.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (D-MI) took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and called on her colleagues to join her in putting an end to the short-term transportation funding extensions that have left Michigan’s infrastructure in shambles.

July 8, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Lawrence joins original co-sponsors of EACH Woman Act in support of equal access to reporductive health care.

Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (D-MI) joined lead sponsors Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY), as well as more than 50 other Members of Congress, in supporting the introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act.

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July 1, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Lawrence hosts joint press conference in the 14th District to send clear message to Republican Majority to call a vote on the expired Ex-Im Bank charter.

DETROIT – Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) hosted a joint press conference in Detroit Wednesday morning with Reps.

June 26, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) calls on nation to focus on issues of civil justice and gun violence in honor of the nine lives lost in Charleston, South Carolina

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I join the nation today as we gather in spirit with Charleston, South Carolina to honor the memory of State Sen. Clementa Pinckney and the eight other innocent souls violently taken last week by a deranged and hate-filled young man who they had greeted with love and acceptance in the sanctuary of their church.

June 24, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) and Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman cite project as sign of economic resurgence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) on Tuesday released the following statement regarding the Michigan Strategic Fund’s (MSF) approval of nearly $8 million in local and school tax capture for the Oakland County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to develop 80 acres in downtown Pontiac as part of the pending M1 Concourse project.

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