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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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August 10, 2015 In The News

When I was growing up in Detroit, the city was a global symbol of the modern industrial mecca with a strong middle-class labor force – the bedrock on which this country was built on.

August 7, 2015 In The News

After a days-long search, officials confirmed that Southfield Fire Chief Keith Rowley drowned in a boating accident at Lake St. Clair.

The chief’s body was found at around 7 p.m. Monday, in about 12 feet of water and roughly half a mile from the original search location, said Lt. John Michalke, a Macomb County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

August 6, 2015 In The News

Detroit — Metro Detroit civil rights leaders gathered Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and to pledge action against what they call efforts to suppress minority turnout.

August 5, 2015 In The News

Introduced this week by President Barack Obama and the EPA, the Clean Power Plan represents the first serious effort to combat climate disruption by limiting the amount of carbon pollution — which has been acknowledged by the vast majority of the scientific community as the primary driver of climate disruption — that power plants can pump into the atmosphere.

August 3, 2015 In The News

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 16, 2015 In The News

Washington — The U.S. House on Wednesday approved another short-term extension of the federal highway program that would keep money flowing to the Highway Trust Fund and states for another five to six months.

July 10, 2015 In The News

Columbia, S.C. — South Carolina's governor relegated the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room" on Thursday, more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.

July 10, 2015 In The News

Columbia, S.C. — South Carolina's governor relegated the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room" on Thursday, more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.

July 1, 2015 In The News

Michigan Democrats in Congress are urging Republicans to allow a vote to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank to reopen.

The bank’s charter expired on June 30 amid criticism from some Republicans who argue it benefits large businesses. The White House says the bank has helped support 1.3 million private-sector jobs since 2009.

June 26, 2015 In The News

For the second day in a row, a Supreme Court decision caused social media to blow up and news releases to clog e-mail in boxes as the high court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.

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