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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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August 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and called upon her colleagues in Congress to make the restoration of this landmark piece of legislation among its first order of business upon their return to session.

August 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) and Rep. Watson Coleman (NJ-12) have introduced H.R. 3366, The Teach Our Teachers Act, to allow teachers to qualify for both teacher loan forgiveness and public service loan forgiveness.

August 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence on Tuesday issued the following statement regarding the recovery of the body of Southfield Fire Chief Keith Rowley, who fell overboard while boating on Lake St. Clair last Friday.

August 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence on Sunday issued the following statement regarding the search for Southfield Fire Chief Keith Rowley, who went missing in Lake St. Clair on Friday. Authorities have resumed their search this morning after rough weather and dangerous conditions required them to temporarily halt the recovery operation Sunday evening.

July 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence on Thursday announced the EPA’s request for applications soliciting proposals for Great Lakes Restoration initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes.

July 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) on Thursday introduced H.R. 3184, The Youth Parity Act of 2015, to provide American families with more flexibility in paying for health care costs.

July 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I am looking forward to reviewing the full scope and text of the agreement that was reached with Iran today. I have been very clear in my previous comments and statements that I am extremely sensitive to the concerns that many of my constituents have shared with me regarding any nuclear agreement with Iran.

July 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (D-MI) took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and called on her colleagues to join her in putting an end to the short-term transportation funding extensions that have left Michigan’s infrastructure in shambles.

July 8, 2015 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (D-MI) joined lead sponsors Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY), as well as more than 50 other Members of Congress, in supporting the introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act.

July 1, 2015 Press Release

DETROIT – Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) hosted a joint press conference in Detroit Wednesday morning with Reps.


May 2, 2019 In The News

U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on April 30 sponsored a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would commemorate American women’s right to vote with a commemorative coin to be minted by the U.S. Treasury Department. The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed voting rights for women.

May 1, 2019 In The News

The craziest thing about President Trump’s ban on admitting people from seven countries to the United States is not the sheer irrationality of the blanket bans, the anti-Muslim racism that inspired it or even the cruelty and suffering it causes by keeping families apart.

May 1, 2019 In The News

Detroit resident Dotti Sharp has endured her auto insurance rates shooting up from about $160 a month three years ago to more than $200 a month today. “It keeps rising up,” Sharp said on Monday. “I have no tickets. No accidents. So why does it keep going up?” She joined two of her legislators during a news conference in Southwest Detroit. U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and state Rep.

May 1, 2019 In The News

On Sunday, April 21, Spotlight on the News will interview Michigan 14th District Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence and Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Wendell Anthony. From Washington investigations to the upcoming Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner and weekend, how is their leadership at work for metro Detroit?

May 1, 2019 In The News

Michigan’s congressional delegation lagged those of the greenest states in the nation when it comes to supporting environmentally-friendly federal policy, according to a new report from the League of Conservation Voters. The report for 2018 — before this current term — offered consistently high marks to Democrats, but few to Republicans, including in Michigan.

May 1, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) teamed up with 15 other members of Congress to request aid from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as measles outbreaks spread through the country.

May 1, 2019 In The News

Attorney General William Barr is facing intense pressure from congressional Democrats over his recent statement that U.S. government “spying did occur” against the Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign—and Trump said on Thursday he “absolutely” believes those unsubstantiated allegations.

May 1, 2019 In The News

Chaldeans and elected officials in metro Detroit are asking the U.S. government to block the deportations of up to 1,000 Iraqi nationals.

May 1, 2019 In The News

Some of the greatest challenges of stemming the rise of hate speech and violent extremism played out on Capitol Hill in real time Tuesday, as lawmakers aired fundamental differences about what poses the biggest threat, who is to blame — and what to do about it.

May 1, 2019 In The News

On the eve of the Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide Observance, Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) on Monday were joined by more than 70 of their U.S. House colleagues in introducing a new Armenian Genocide Resolution aimed at establishing, as a matter of U.S. policy, 1) the rejection of Armenian Genocide denial, 2) ongoing official U.S.