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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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January 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined her House colleagues in introducing the Raise the Wage Act of 2021. The legislation would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. Thereafter, the federal minimum wage would be indexed to median wage growth.

January 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) was elected as the Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee for the 117th Congress. Rep.

January 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in favor of granting a legal waiver to enable Secretary of Defense-designate retired General Lloyd J. Austin III to be confirmed as Secretary of Defense. Secretary-designate Austin would be the first African American selected to be Secretary of Defense.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement regarding the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States and Kamala Harris as Vice President of the United States. Rep. Lawrence attended the inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C.

January 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump for inciting a deadly insurrection last week. 

January 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in support of a resolution (H. Res. 21) calling on Vice President Mike Pence to convene and mobilize the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office.

January 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Following the historic election this week of Georgia’s first Black and Jewish U.S. senators, Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, U.S. Congresswomen Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations, issued the following joint statement:

January 6, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence’s (MI-14) bill, H.R. 3976, which renames a United States Post Office facility in Detroit after the late national recording artist and Detroiter Aretha Franklin, was signed into law yesterday.

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January 9, 2020 In The News

The Democratic-led U.S. House on Thursday approved a resolution written by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, that calls for President Donald Trump to get congressional approval before engaging in any long-term military actions against Iran. The vote was 224-194 with most Democrats in support and most Republicans in opposition.

January 9, 2020 In The News

Rainbow PUSH founder and legendary civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., will host MLK national holiday at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020 at historic Fox Theater in Detroit. The prestigious Let Freedom Ring Awards will be bestowed on four remarkable individuals whose work has promoted and protected freedom, opportunity, fairness and dignity, thus furthering the legacy of Dr.

January 8, 2020 In The News

The Wayne County Treasurer’s Office hosted the third annual Veteran’s Resource Fair on Thursday, November 21 at Bellagio Banquet & Conference Center, providing veterans, spouses and family members help and information on healthcare, employment, housing, utility assistance and much more.

January 7, 2020 In The News

Three swing-state House members backed Joe Biden’s presidential campaign over the weekend, lifting his number of congressional endorsements to 31, more than double the amount of any 2020 rival. But with just four weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses, most of their Democratic colleagues are choosing to stay on the sidelines.

January 6, 2020 In The News

The Consulate General of the Republic of Iraq in Detroit announced that it will be open for condolences for Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad on Friday.

January 6, 2020 In The News

In a “Dear colleague” letter to Democrats dated Sunday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed President Trump’s “provocative and disproportionate military airstrike targeting high-level Iranian military officials” and announced a vote this week on a War Powers Resolution to limit his military actions in Iran. Among those killed was Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani.

January 3, 2020 In The News

Tensions between the United States and Iran escalated after a US airstrike killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani Friday. Iran has vowed “harsh retaliation” against the United States in response to the killing, which has struck fear of war with the Islamic republic among Americans. Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed Friday at Baghdad International Airport during the airstrike.

January 3, 2020 In The News

Michigan lawmakers are divided over President Donald Trump's authorization of a drone strike that took out a top Iranian leader, sparking widespread fear that it could pull the U.S. into another protracted war in the Middle East. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) said on Twitter that Congress must say "no to war with Iran" shortly after news of the death of Qassem Suleimani broke Thursday.

January 2, 2020 In The News

On a cold night in December, 170 members of the Metropolitan Detroit Black and Jewish communities joined to celebrate the spirit of the season at the Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity’s annual holiday party. The Coalition is an initiative of the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC and Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity.

January 2, 2020 In The News

On December 30, The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) shared the following statement from the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations.

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