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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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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

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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.

August 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) -- Ranking member of the Committee on Oversight and Government and Reform and Freshman Whip and Senior Whip -- released the following statement today regarding her support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

August 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) announced this week that two programs dedicated to the treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues within the 14th District have been awarded a combined $2 million from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


May 7, 2019 In The News

The House Oversight Committee on Tuesday threatened to withhold the salaries of Interior Department officials who have blocked lawmakers from interviewing agency employees about whether Secretary David Bernhardt was complying with recordkeeping laws.

May 7, 2019 In The News

David Bernhardt, The recently confirmed Interior Department secretary, on Tuesday accused a House committee of going after the agency's career employees while seeking information about the former oil and gas lobbyist's schedule.

May 6, 2019 In The News

Judge Damon J. Keith, a Detroit native, one of the country’s longest-serving federal judges and a civil rights icon died at the age of 96 on Tuesday, leaving behind a legacy of justice and equality. Keith made a career out of landmark court decisions that helped shape the social and legal landscape of the country, becoming only the sixth African American in U.S.

May 6, 2019 In The News

Celebrities, politicians and community members enjoyed an evening filled with accolades, celebration and calls to action at the Detroit NAACP’s 64th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner.

May 6, 2019 In The News

Breitbart reports U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings, of Maryland, Barbara Lee, of California, and Brenda Lawrence, of Michigan, joined Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen to announce the legislation last week. The bills are the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (REHYA) and the Youth Access to Sexual Health Services Act (YASHS).

May 5, 2019 In The News

House Democrats joined with Planned Parenthood last week to introduce two measures that would ensure the abortion chain’s brand of sex ed — which focuses on contraception, abortion, and LGBTQ sex — receives federal funding. Dr. Leana Wen, who heads Planned Parenthood, joined House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD), pro-choice caucus chair Rep.

May 3, 2019 In The News

The co-chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA), Don Bacon (R-NE), Jim Langevin (D-RI), Paul Mitchell (R-MI), and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) issued the following statement marking the beginning of National Foster Care Month.

May 3, 2019 In The News

Come rain or shine, Andre Douville hopes Israel supporters will bring their blue-and-white pride for the Walk for Israel Sunday, May 5, at its new location at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. Douville, who founded the walk 15 years ago with help from his dedicated committee, said the family-oriented day will celebrate all that is positive about Israel.

May 3, 2019 In The News

West Bloomfield — Michigan members of Congress announced a bill Friday that would grant Iraqi nationals with orders of removal two years of relief from detainment and deportation while they await individual hearings. Democratic U.S. Rep. Andy Levin of Bloomfield Township and Republican Rep. John Moolenaar of Midland are spearheading the bipartisan effort and plan to introduce the bill Tuesday.

May 2, 2019 In The News

As Donald Trump vows to fight every congressional subpoena issued by House committees investigating his presidency and personal affairs, Democratic lawmakers and strategists are coming to grips with a new reality in which the subpoena might be obsolete. “At this point, it’s just a piece of paper,” a former senior congressional investigative aide said.