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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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June 9, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced a $30 million grant for Corktown, Detroit, through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

May 25, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), 2nd Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement on the one-year commemoration of the murder of George Floyd by former police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin was found guilty of all three charges brought against him on April 20, 2021. Mr.

May 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations Co-Chair Representatives Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL-23), and Lee Zeldin (NY-01) issued the following statement on the recent rise in violent antisemitic attacks across the nation:

May 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, voted in favor of the Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act. The bill addresses the insurrection with $1.9 billion in funding to respond to the tragic events of that day.

May 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted in favor of the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act. This bill establishes an independent, bipartisan 9/11-type commission to examine and report upon the facts, causes, and security relating to the insurrection. 

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) applauded the House passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act .

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined President Joe Biden in Michigan to tour Ford Motor Company’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn. This comes a day ahead of Ford’s formal unveiling of their all-electric F-150 pickup truck. Rep.

May 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced the launch of the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program and urged eligible Michiganders to enroll to receive a discount on their monthly bill. The EBB Program is a groundbreaking new program that will help economically vulnerable Americans afford their monthly internet bill.

May 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, voted to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

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May 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), a 30-year veteran of the United States Postal Service, praised the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for the passage of two Postal Service reform bills—the Postal Service Reform Act and the Postal Service Improvement Act. Rep.

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December 13, 2019 In The News

U.S. Reps. Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens, Democrats who flipped congressional seats last year in suburban Detroit districts won by President Donald Trump, will take the weekend to decide whether to support articles of impeachment against him voted on by the House Judiciary Committee on Friday.

December 13, 2019 In The News

A former uranium-contaminated site that collapsed into the Detroit River late last month continues to spark concern from residents.* More than 200 people attended a community meeting Thursday night to hear an update from government officials concerning the site leased by Detroit Bulk Storage.  The Advance previously reported that on Nov.

December 13, 2019 In The News

A Metro Detroit church was filled with people hoping to get answers about the seawall collapse at a site that has a history of uranium contamination. Several state agencies were in attendance, as were congresswomen Brenda Lawrence and Rashida Tlaib. Detroit Bulk Storage is the company that leases that land.

December 12, 2019 In The News

Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Brenda Lawrence will host a meeting today to talk to people impacted by a recent spill into the Detroit River. This comes as new test results are now in on the potentially bio-hazardous contamination. New test results say there are no detectable levels of contamination. The seawall at Detroit Bulk Storage collapsed the night before Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2019 In The News

Two Michigan lawmakers, U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) and Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), on Wednesday were among the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) members who marched to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office.

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December 11, 2019 In The News

Water samples conducted at the site of a southwest Detroit dock collapse at a riverfront storage site show no detectable contaminants or that they  were "well below water quality standards," state officials said Wednesday.

December 11, 2019 In The News

Lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement on paid parental leave for federal workers that could institute paid time off for civilian employees for the first time. The measure would give federal workers 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a newborn or adopted child — extending the same benefits currently given to the military to the 2.1 million civilian members of the federal workforce.

December 11, 2019 In The News

State and federal elected leaders, along with environmental activists, are hosting a meeting Thursday for Detroit residents potentially impacted by a long-contaminated riverbank that collapsed into the Detroit River on Thanksgiving Eve.

December 11, 2019 In The News

Lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement on paid parental leave for federal workers that could institute paid time off for civilian employees for the first time. The measure would give federal workers 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a newborn or adopted child — extending the same benefits currently given to the military to the 2.1 million civilian members of the federal workforce.

December 10, 2019 In The News

“As a leader in providing global humanitarian aid, the United States must be a leader in protecting all aid recipients,” said Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-6) at a recent event on Capitol Hill about gender-based violence in humanitarian settings. A violation against human rights, gender-based violence (GBV) is deeply rooted in gender inequality.

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