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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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August 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement on the situation in Afghanistan.

August 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement on the expiration of the eviction moratorium.

August 3, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), 2nd Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. According to Census Bureau data, Black women working full-time are paid 63 cents for every dollar paid to White, non-Hispanic men.

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July 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence, Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, voted in favor of H.R. 4502, the seven-bill appropriations minibus.

July 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined over 200 bipartisan Members of Congress to address the massive passport backlog. The members urged U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to swiftly implement policies to increase the timely issuance of passports.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), joined Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Congressman Dr.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, secured $653,989 for the Veterans Park and Hamtramck Stadium restroom renovation project.

July 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) praised President Biden for approving the State of Michigan’s request for a presidential disaster declaration following the historic flooding in Southeast Michigan.

July 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, secured a total of $1.275 million for the Detroit Police Department’s Ceasefire Detroit program and the City of Oak Park’s Department of Public Safety body-worn camera/in-car video project.

July 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, secured a total of $2.1 million for Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, the Holocaust Memorial Center, and McLaren Oakland.

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February 7, 2020 In The News

U.S. House Democrats this week unveiled plans to spend $760 billion over five years on infrastructure upgrades throughout the country. A central theme throughout their plan: combating climate change. The announcement happened to take place hours before Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave her second State of the State address in Lansing.

February 5, 2020 In The News

More than 900 people crowded into the Church of the Epiphany, an Episcopal church in Washington, D.C. They had gathered to hear Rev. William Barber, the dynamic and prophetic co-leader (with Rev. Liz Theoharis) of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. They came not only to hear Rev. Barber but also to sing and bond and listen to poor people tell their own stories.

February 4, 2020 In The News

On Tuesday night, ahead of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, Democrats presented a united front at Rep. Maxine Waters’ 3rd annual Millennial Media Row, bringing their message back to a core one — affordable and accessible health care for all.

February 4, 2020 In The News

The companies responsible for a collapsed dock that spilled contaminated soil into the Detroit River in November have operated outside of the law, and no government agencies appeared to be aware of it until it was too late.

February 4, 2020 In The News

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) laid out their agenda for the year Tuesday 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 4, 2020 In The News

Dozens of Democratic lawmakers – all women – strutted into the House chamber this evening wearing white to send a message to President Donald Trump during his State of the Union address. The Democratic Women's Caucus in the House organized the effort.

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February 3, 2020 In The News

Even in my brief professional career, I just had one of those “full circle” moments. But not in a good way. I recently read a report detailing two Michigan lawmakers’ efforts to reauthorize the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The VAWA was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994, providing $1.6 billion toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women.

February 2, 2020 In The News

Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to agree on expanding access to paid family leave. But they disagree on how to do it. U.S. House lawmakers debated three bills on Capitol Hill last week that would take dramatically different approaches to expanding access to paid leave, with Democrats and Republicans deeply divided on the best approach.

January 13, 2020 In The News

The U.S. House is expected to vote next week on a resolution that would overturn a federal rule that critics say guts protections for defrauded student loan borrowers. The resolution — led by Nevada Democratic U.S. Rep. Susie Lee — expresses congressional disapproval of the so-called borrower defense rule, which was revised by President Donald Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos.

January 10, 2020 In The News

Local leaders including embattled UAW President Rory Gamble and the late former Congressman John Conyers Jr. are among those to be honored this month at an event hosted by Rev. Jesse Jackson that honors the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The Let Freedom Ring Awards, scheduled on the MLK Day holiday Jan.

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