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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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October 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence on Wednesday voted with 265 other Democratic and Republican Members of Congress to pass H.R. 1314, a bipartisan budget agreement that moves America forward in the effort to create more jobs, protect seniors, affirm the full faith and credit of the United States, and invest in our future. 

October 28, 2015 Press Release

TODAY, October 28, 1 to 3 p.m.

Washington, DC Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) will join House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and other House Democrats for the third “Make It In America: What’s Next?” hearing today, October 28, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

October 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the announcement of an agreement on the FY2016 budget.

October 26, 2015 Press Release

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

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

October 21, 2015 | News Release

October 13, 2015 Press Release

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

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

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

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

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.


May 29, 2019 In The News

A Detroit 90th birthday bash for retired Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Detroit) held on May 18 at his brother Nathan’s house drew over 300 friends, Congress and Detroit VIP’s, and well-wishers.

May 29, 2019 In The News

A report this month found Michigan leads the nation in sites contaminated with toxic chemicals known as PFAS, and the state’s bipartisan delegation in Congress has introduced a flurry of legislation to increase testing. Among the federal bills: one to provide the U.S.

May 28, 2019 In The News

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) said she agrees with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that President Donald Trump is engaged in a “cover-up.” Following a meeting with her caucus last week, Pelosi said, "We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States.

May 23, 2019 In The News

It’s doubtful there are many other non-Jewish members of Congress who’ve eaten as many kosher chicken dinners as Brenda Lawrence has over the years while interacting with the Jewish community — first as a school board member, then as a Southfield City Council member and finally as Southfield mayor for 15 years.

May 22, 2019 In The News

The Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission, the official Commission tasked with commemorating and coordinating the nation's events surrounding the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage will begin its year-long campaign when the House passes H. Res.

May 21, 2019 In The News

Although Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) technically serves parts of Santa Clara County and Alameda County, he has garnered a reputation for being the “congressman from Silicon Valley” — the Bay Area’s “man in the middle” representing the region that houses the corporate headquarters of tech and business giants Apple Inc., Intel Corp., Yahoo, eBay, LinkedIn and Tesla.

May 21, 2019 In The News

On the floor of the House of Representatives, Texas Democratic Congressman Al Green praised Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) for supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump, and assured Amash that he would not be the last Republican to do so.

May 21, 2019 In The News

Pro-abortion protesters held a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on May 21st to attack what sign-wielding activists deemed the “GOP War on Women.” The protest was largely organized in response to an historic abortion ban passed by the Alabama state legislature earlier this week. New Jersey Sen.

May 20, 2019 In The News

On Thursday, U.S. Congresswoman Aumua Amata was humbled to speak in honor of Women Veterans at a special wreath laying ceremony at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. This was the 22nd Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery’s Women’s Memorial by Members of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues.

May 18, 2019 In The News