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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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March 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in favor of passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping good governance package to protect and expand voting rights, clean up Washington, restore integrity to our government, and put the needs and priorities of the American people ahead of special interests.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a comprehensive plan to address systemic racism and bias in policing toward the Black community.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Vice Chair Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), were joined by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) to celebrate the start of Women’s History Month by introducing a bill to honor the legacy of Justice Ruth B

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March 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and the entire Michigan House Congressional Delegation sent a letter to National Guard Bureau Chief, General Daniel R. Hokanson, requesting the current food contract be voided or that servicemembers be provided with a per diem.

March 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) sent a congratulatory letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, and requested a meeting with her to discuss the energy priorities throughout the state and within Michigan’s 14th Congressional District, including electric vehicles, clean energy workforce, and combating climate change.

February 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Last night, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, landmark, life-saving legislation that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, get vaccines in people’s arms, put money into families’ pockets, return children safely to the classroom, and put people back to work.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined 223 House members in voting to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), a 30-year veteran of the United States Postal Service (USPS), praised President Joe Biden following his announcement of three nominees to join the USPS Board of Governors. During yesterday’s House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Postal Reform legislation, Rep.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representatives Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) reintroduced legislation, with 74 House and Senate original cosponsors, to increase access to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water in America.

February 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), a 30-year veteran of the United States Postal Service (USPS), expressed the urgent need to pass Postal Reform legislation—particularly the inclusion of service standard accountability—in her statement during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing.

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February 12, 2020 In The News

In his first State of the County speech since being appointed last year to succeed the late L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive David Coulter pledged to honor Patterson’s conservative legacy of cautious spending and vigorous job growth.

February 12, 2020 In The News

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve the creation of a national women’s history museum as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s network of museums in Washington. The vote comes as the country marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. “For too long, women’s history has been left out of the telling of our nation’s history.

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February 12, 2020 In The News

Founded by Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an award winning collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. Dr. el-Hakim has been called the  “Schomburg of the Hip-Hop generation” because of his passionate commitment to carry on the rich tradition of the Black Museum Movement.

February 12, 2020 In The News

Four years ago, Rep. Jennifer Wexton was a state senator frustrated by Republican leaders in Richmond who killed her resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. On Thursday, the Virginia Democrat will preside as speaker pro tempore of the U.S.

February 11, 2020 In The News

In these final weeks before the 2020 census is rolled out to the entire U.S., the federal government is under pressure to hire and train around a half-million door knockers and other temporary workers by this spring.

February 11, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan H.R. 1980, the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act by a vote of 374-37.

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February 10, 2020 In The News

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) laid out its agenda for the year last week at an “emergency summit” at the U.S. Capitol. Atop their to-do list: ensure a full and accurate count of people of color in the decennial census this year and elect a new president in November.

February 9, 2020 In The News

Just a few hours before President Donald Trump took the stage to address the nation at this year’s State of the Union, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, hosted her annual Millenial Media Row. It was an event created to open up a space between digital media outlets and members of the Congressional Caucus. “This is perhaps the most important event that we do all year,” she told TheGrio.

February 8, 2020 In The News

Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was 22, eight months pregnant, and looking forward to her baby shower the following day when she went missing on a sunny August afternoon in 2017. She had gone to a neighbor’s apartment in Fargo, N.D., where she had been asked to help with a sewing project. She never went home. Kayakers discovered her body floating in the Red River a week later.

February 7, 2020 In The News

We continue to honor our queen because she will always be our queen. The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3976, which renamed the post office located at 12711 E. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit the Aretha Franklin Post Office Building. The legislation was signed by all members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation, and the news was announced by Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence.

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