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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Press Releases

December 3, 2015 Press Release
National Invasive Species Council to provide new plan this spring.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Tuesday held a hearing as the ranking Democratic member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Interior Subcommittee to discuss the impact of invasive species in Michigan and throughout the United States and to review the progress of the National Invasive Species Council (NISC).  

December 1, 2015 Press Release
Rep Lawrence recalls working with Detroit activist Ron Scott and his legacy.

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Tuesday released the following statement regarding the passing of Detroit activist Ron Scott, who died on November 29th, 2015.

November 25, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Lawrence calls on police departments nationwide to change policies, rebuild community trust in light of Chicago Police shooting and killing 17-year-old.

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Wednesday released the following statement regarding today’s release of video evidence in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago Police Officer.

November 19, 2015 Press Release
H.R. 4068 will raise the deduction limit for organizational expenses and startup expenses for entrepreneurs.

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Wednesday introduced H.R. 4068, The Promote Startups Act of 2015, which would permanently increase the limitations on deductions for startup and organizational expenditures that entrepreneurs face.

November 11, 2015 Press Release
Legislation will connect junior enlisted personnel with pro bono legal services for personal, civil litgation

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) this week introduced HR 3976 to link available pro bono legal assistance to junior enlisted personnel, and their dependents, in connection with personal, civil legal affairs in honor of the estimated 34,141 veterans who live in the 14th District, and of all U.S. veterans living and serving worldwide.

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November 5, 2015 Press Release
House Resolution urges application of all resources needed to enforce current federal firearms laws.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today introduced a resolution on the House floor urging the enforcement of existing federal firearms laws and that all appropriate resources be allocated to ensure that the flood of unlawfully purchased firearms into our communities ends.

November 4, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Lawrence congratulates candidates, urges cooperation going foward.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Wednesday released the following statement regarding the results of the Nov. 3, 2015 elections.

October 30, 2015 Press Release
Budget ensures solvency of Social Security, full faith and credit of United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence on Wednesday voted with 265 other Democratic and Republican Members of Congress to pass H.R. 1314, a bipartisan budget agreement that moves America forward in the effort to create more jobs, protect seniors, affirm the full faith and credit of the United States, and invest in our future. 

October 28, 2015 Press Release
Rep Lawrence to discuss skilled trades at "Make It In America: What's Next?" hearing

TODAY, October 28, 1 to 3 p.m.

Washington, DC Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) will join House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and other House Democrats for the third “Make It In America: What’s Next?” hearing today, October 28, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

October 27, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Lawrence Bipartisan Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the announcement of an agreement on the FY2016 budget.

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