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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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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.

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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.

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July 1, 2015 Press Release

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

June 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I join the nation today as we gather in spirit with Charleston, South Carolina to honor the memory of State Sen. Clementa Pinckney and the eight other innocent souls violently taken last week by a deranged and hate-filled young man who they had greeted with love and acceptance in the sanctuary of their church.

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March 11, 2019 In The News

Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, as well as Rep. Brenda Lawrence, introduced legislation to posthumously award Aretha Franklin the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of her artistic and cultural contributions. The legislation was originally introduced in August 2018 after her passing. It was also co-sponsored by Senator Kamala Harris.

March 11, 2019 In The News

Lavora Barnes was chosen to lead the Michigan Democratic Party as chair Saturday, taking over for Brandon Dillon to lead party operations ahead of the 2020 election. Barnes, of Ann Arbor, was serving as the party’s chief operating officer and was previously Oakland County’s deputy Clerk. She also served as the state director for former President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Rep.

March 11, 2019 In The News

On the heels of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, President Donald Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address tonight — but it will be his first speech with a Democratic-controlled House. Here’s what to expect. The speech: In addition to immigration and national security, Trump will talk about abortion, prescription drug prices, infrastructure and trade.

March 11, 2019 In The News

A college student who used her personal experience with cyberbullying to lobby for a change to Michigan law is attending President Donald Trump's State of the Union address. Haley Petrowski, a junior at Adrian College will be the guest of Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, at Tuesday's speech. Petrowski, 21, said she pressed lawmakers in Lansing to introduce legislation that then-Gov.

March 11, 2019 In The News

When President Donald Trump on Tuesday gives his second State of the Union address, he will look out at a chamber filled with the most women that have ever served in Congress. On the Democratic side of the House, he'll also see a sea of women wearing white in honor of the suffragettes and the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.

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March 11, 2019 In The News

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been making a huge stir since she won her election is now a Congressman. She will no doubt make a big stir tonight too as she attends the State of the Union. Here are photos highlighting Ocasio-Cortez’s attendance at Trump’s state of the Union. Ocasio-Cortez was dressed in white, along with many other Congresswomen, to highlight the women’s suffrage movement.

March 11, 2019 In The News

There is one clear area where President Donald Trump has had a unifying effect on Capitol Hill: the color Democratic women wear to joint sessions of Congress. The chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, Florida Rep.

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March 11, 2019 In The News

The poem from Bunny*—a teenage sex trafficking survivor—reads like a slow burn of anguish. The storms form as my heart bleeds/patiently waiting to feel accepted and loved/by people who were supposed to care for me.

March 6, 2019 In The News

Watch live as a bicameral group of Democrats reintroduces the Paycheck Fairness Act, marking the 10th anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The group includes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, fellow Democratic Reps.

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