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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Press Releases

October 26, 2015 Press Release
Rep Lawrence, Michigan delebation send letter to IRS, GSA to save Deroit jobs.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) joined Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and Reps. Sandy Levin and Debbie Dingell in a letter sent Friday calling on the IRS to explore all available options before moving more than 90 jobs from the Detroit Computing Center to Memphis, Tenn.

October 21, 2015 Press Release
Congress has less than eight legislative days to prevent first-ever U.S. default.

Contact: Tracy Manzer, Director of Communications, 202-225-5802 or

October 21, 2015 | News Release

October 13, 2015 Press Release
Winter Resource Fair to link 14th District constituents with resources for reduced utility bills, food, clothing, and housing.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence will host a Winter Resource Fair on October 19, 2015, to link 14th District constituents with local agencies, organizations, and companies that can assist residents in preparation for the upcoming winter season. This includes helping residents with applications for reduced utility bills, affordable housing needs, and food assistance.

September 30, 2015 Press Release
FY16 Continuing Resolution will fund federal government through December 11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Wednesday released the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 719, which maintains government funding at its current spend rate through December 11.

September 22, 2015 Press Release
Grants will fund the purchase of 800 cameras for Detroit Police Officers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) and Detroit Police Chief James Craig on Monday announced the award of two U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) grants in the amount of $1 million to fund the police department’s Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Pilot Implementation Program.

September 21, 2015 Press Release
Grant will fund first-phase of Detroit Ready to Learn (RTL) project.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) and Detroit Public Television (DPTV) President and CEO Richard Homberg on Monday announced the award of a U.S. Department of Education grant to fund the first phase of DPTV’s Ready to Learn (RTL) project.

August 31, 2015 Press Release
Reps. Steny Hoyer and Brenda Lawrence gather Michigan business, labor, and education leaders for “Make It In America” Field Hearing to address growing skilled workforce gap.

DETROIT – Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) hosted a field hearing with House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-5) today to discuss the “Make It In America” initiative.

August 24, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) on Monday announced her support of the historic Iran Agreement.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) -- Ranking member of the Committee on Oversight and Government and Reform and Freshman Whip and Senior Whip -- released the following statement today regarding her support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

August 14, 2015 Press Release
The combined grant will support AWBS and CNS in providing substance abuse and mental health treatment.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) announced this week that two programs dedicated to the treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues within the 14th District have been awarded a combined $2 million from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

August 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and called upon her colleagues in Congress to make the restoration of this landmark piece of legislation among its first order of business upon their return to session.