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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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March 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, and Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), John Boozman (R-AR), and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve access to mental health services for children in the foster care system.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, and H.R.

March 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in favor of H.R. 1620—Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. Like previous reauthorizations, H.R. 1620 makes some vital improvements to address gaps in current law, based on extensive consultation with victim service providers, law enforcement, and other  experts.

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March 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, voted to pass H.J.Res. 17, a joint bipartisan resolution to remove an arbitrary time limit previously set by Congress for the States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

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March 12, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and President Joe Biden announced that an eight-week mass vaccination site with the capacity to administer 6,000 doses each day will open on March 24 at Ford Field in Detroit to serve residents in the broader southeast Michigan region.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted for the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan. The bill passed the House with a 220-211 vote, and it now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. The House passed the first iteration of the legislation on February 27.

March 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act which ensures that workers can decide for themselves whether to exercise their right to form a union. This legislation would represent the most significant advancement of workers’ collective bargaining rights in more than 80 years.

March 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Last night, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) met and dined with the Michigan National Guard at the U.S. Capitol to discuss current operations and logistics. This visit comes after reports of the Michigan National Guard receiving poor-quality meals, which resulted in the hospitalization of some soldiers due to undercooked food.

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February 26, 2020 In The News

Lynching is not considered a hate crime under federal law, but that’s expected to change soon. The U.S. House voted 410-4 on Wednesday to approve a bill called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. The bill would specifically list lynching as a hate crime, which is identified as a crime that targets people based on their race or other specific characteristics.

February 26, 2020 In The News

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. took to Capitol Hill on Tuesday in droves, meeting with congressional leaders and staffers and pushing legislation important to the Black community.

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February 21, 2020 In The News

Michigan's Democratic U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter lead and copper rules, months after Michigan implemented it's own stringent standards that could serve as a model.

February 21, 2020 In The News

When the city of Detroit auctioned off a number of lots near Wyoming street in 1967, Marlena Tunstall and her husband knew they had to bid on a piece of land. That land became the starting point for their life together, the place where they built their home from the ground up and where they raised their family.

February 21, 2020 In The News

This week on People of the Pod, three members of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations speak about the purpose of the alliance, and how it has evolved since the body was formed last year by the Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition, a segment of the American Jewish Committee (AJC).

February 18, 2020 In The News

It got popular the way a lot of things do: celebrities and social media.

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February 18, 2020 In The News

A museum dedicated to women's history is one step closer to join the monuments and museums on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly last week to approve a bipartisan bill called the Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act. Now it heads to the Senate.

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February 16, 2020 In The News

Yesterday morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) delivered remarks at the 39th annual Black History Month Breakfast. He joined keynote speaker Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10), Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), and hundreds of Fifth District residents and community leaders at today’s event.

February 14, 2020 In The News

In a Feb. 12 Capitol Hill hearing that stretched more than three hours, Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham updated the 2020 effort and fielded questions from the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Reform Committee.

February 13, 2020 In The News

A bill that passed the House of Representatives earlier this week stipulates creating a women’s history museum in the District as part of the Smithsonian Institution. And it is likely to be built on the National Mall.

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