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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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December 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Tuesday held a hearing as the ranking Democratic member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Interior Subcommittee to discuss the impact of invasive species in Michigan and throughout the United States and to review the progress of the National Invasive Species Council (NISC).  

December 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Tuesday released the following statement regarding the passing of Detroit activist Ron Scott, who died on November 29th, 2015.

November 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Wednesday released the following statement regarding today’s release of video evidence in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago Police Officer.

November 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Wednesday introduced H.R. 4068, The Promote Startups Act of 2015, which would permanently increase the limitations on deductions for startup and organizational expenditures that entrepreneurs face.

November 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) this week introduced HR 3976 to link available pro bono legal assistance to junior enlisted personnel, and their dependents, in connection with personal, civil legal affairs in honor of the estimated 34,141 veterans who live in the 14th District, and of all U.S. veterans living and serving worldwide.

November 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today introduced a resolution on the House floor urging the enforcement of existing federal firearms laws and that all appropriate resources be allocated to ensure that the flood of unlawfully purchased firearms into our communities ends.

November 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Wednesday released the following statement regarding the results of the Nov. 3, 2015 elections.

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.


May 16, 2019 In The News

On the heels of Mother’s Day, Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) joined U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tina Smith (D-MN) today  to re-introduced legislation to expand healthcare options for expectant mothers.

May 14, 2019 In The News

Michigan’s state lawmakers are joining a national effort to change federal laws regarding marijuana banking. Tuesday state Reps. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, and Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, as well as state Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr., D-East Lansing, said they planned to introduce concurrent resolutions urging Congress to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act.

May 12, 2019 In The News

The dad noticed blood in his wife’s catheter shortly after a routine C-section procedure. He mentioned his concern to hospital staff who said she would get a CT scan. Hours later, his wife’s health worsened. The dad asked for help, repeatedly begging for a CT scan as the hospital staff had promised. They said his wife’s case was not a priority. Her catheter continued to fill with blood.

May 10, 2019 In The News

It was a meeting of the minds as Mothering Justice held a discussion panel with some of the country’s top leaders to discuss issues that dramatically impact women, mothers and families. Several attendees gathered at the American Federation of Teachers on New Jersey Ave. NW,  as well as online for the livestream of the event. In attendance were Rep. Bed Haaland, (D-MI), Sen.

May 10, 2019 In The News

A renewed effort to amend federal foster care funding rules, and nudge states toward a recently passed reform package, has gained its first Republican endorsement.

May 10, 2019 In The News

Nationally, the Census Bureau plans to cut the number of local offices in half compared to 2010, with workers condensed into fewer offices. The bureau also expects to hire fewer enumerators — the staff who do the follow-up work when people don’t respond to census information requests — than in 2010.

May 9, 2019 In The News

When the dust settled after the 2018 primary elections, the country realized a slew of exciting firsts. The youngest-ever woman had been elected to Congress. The first two Native American women had been elected to Congress. Iowa elected its first congresswoman. Connecticut elected its first black congresswoman. Texas elected two Latina congresswomen for the first time.

May 9, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — For U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, the political fight over insurance coverage for those with pre-existing conditions hits close to home. The Holly Democrat said her mother died of ovarian cancer in 2011 after suffering from breast cancer when she was a young mother in her 30s.

May 8, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.), a former union organizer, says that strengthening workers’ rights to organize is one of his top priorities in Congress. And he’s co-sponsoring a new bill that would do just that. The first-term congressman is an original co-sponsor of the sweeping pro-labor Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, along with four other Michigan lawmakers: U.S. Reps.