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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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October 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the updated version of The Heroes Act, a previous bill passed in the House in May of 2020, by a 214-207 vote.

September 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) led by Co-Chairs Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) issued the following statement calling for an investigation following reports of forced hysterectomies at an ICE Facility.

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September 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Brenda L. Lawrence, joined by Michigan Representatives Dan Kildee, Andy Levin, Haley Stevens, Debbie Dingell, Elissa Slotkin, and Rashida Tlaib sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S.

August 31, 2020 Press Release
Southfield, MI — Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined by Representatives Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Andy Levin (MI-09) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with Black small business owners to discuss the challenges they’re facing during COVID-19.
August 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R.

August 19, 2020 Press Release

Southfield, MI- Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced that the United States Postal Service (USPS) will be suspending operational changes until after the general election in November. Prior to serving in Congress, Rep.

August 18, 2020 Press Release

Southfield, MI- Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), who held various roles in the United States Postal Service prior to serving in Congress, hosted a press conference along with U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Haley Stevens (MI-11) in response to the ongoing turmoil caused by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy:

 

July 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) led 16 of her colleagues in the House of Representatives in sending a letter to President Donald Trump refuting his continued and misleading attacks on vote-by-mail.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), and the U.S. House of Representatives, passed H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac)Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, by a vote of 295-125.

July 18, 2020 Press Release

Detroit, MI— Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis (GA-5):

 

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December 9, 2019 In The News

Both of Michigan’s Democratic U.S. senators joined 26 of their colleagues on Monday demanding that President Donald Trump fire White House immigration adviser Stephen Miller.  As the Advance reported last month, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) called for Miller to resign. U.S. Sen.

December 6, 2019 In The News

The story, as first reported by the Chicago Sun Times, starts with decorated Flint Navy veteran Russell Dotson. Dotson thought he had correctly transferred his G.I. Bill benefits to his daughter, Paige, with the guidance of the U.S. Navy. However, as it turned out, there was a small miscalculation that has had a life altering impact on Paige. "My heart dropped. What do you mean?

December 6, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Friday sharply rebuked Congress for not directly referring to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories as an illegal occupation in a House-passed resolution. Tlaib, D-Detroit, is one of only two members of Congress of Palestinian descent and one of only two Muslim women in the U.S. House.

December 6, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country. The vote “is the most important non-violent instrument or tool we have in a democratic society and people should be able to use it, all of our citizens,” U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said ahead of the vote.

December 5, 2019 In The News

Michigan’s congressional delegation members continue advocating for the F-35 mission at Selfridge. On Nov. 25, a letter was sent from 14 lawmakers, members of the Michigan congressional delegation, to Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M.

December 5, 2019 In The News

Michigan and 20 other states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Louisiana law that critics argue places an undue burden on women seeking abortions.

December 4, 2019 In The News

Baltimore, Maryland, is on the verge of passing a landmark water bill, which would set a new water affordability standard in the United States.

December 3, 2019 In The News

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and 10 others in Congress urged the new acting secretary of the Navy on Tuesday to erase a former DePaul University student’s debt, citing “bureaucratic failures” revealed by a Chicago Sun-Times investigation last month. In a letter to Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly, Durbin, D-Illinois, and others including U.S. Rep.

December 3, 2019 In The News

On November 19, the Detroit City Council voted down a bond proposal advanced by corporate-imposed Mayor Mike Duggan ostensibly designed to eliminate blighted residential properties in this overwhelmingly impoverished African American municipality.

November 29, 2019 In The News

Led by U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Township), more than 100 Democratic members of Congress have signed a letter expressing “strong disagreement” with the Trump administration’s decision to no longer classify Israeli settlements in the West Bank of Palestine as illegal under intentional law.

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