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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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April 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) reintroduced H.R. 2521, the Delivering Optimally Urgent Labor Access for Veterans Affairs, or the DOULA for VA Act.

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April 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) reintroduced the The Pell to Grad Act, legislation that would increase higher education opportunities by providing additional financial to students working to support themselves and offset rising college costs.

April 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) voted to pass H.R. 7, The Paycheck Fairness Act. This landmark legislation that will help close the gender wage gap by strengthening equal pay protections for women.

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April 15, 2021 Press Release

Detroit, MI -- Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence announced many Michiganders who receive Veterans’ benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 hit their bank accounts beginning this week. Many Michiganders have already received Economic Impact Payments as part of the American Rescue Plan that Name helped pass.

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April 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L.

April 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) led a bipartisan House letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and U.S.

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April 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement regarding the farmer protests in India:

April 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Vice Chair of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, praised President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal.

April 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $9 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to help the state of Michigan prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.

April 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations Co-Chairs Representatives Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Lee Zeldin (NY-01), and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement on Days of Remembrance—established by Congress as the country’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust.

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November 28, 2019 In The News

As an advocate with CARE, a leading humanitarian organization, I want to thank U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence for her commitment to the Support the United Nations Population Fund Funding Act.  Last year, UNFPA provided medical care to over 18 million people, helped avert 73,500 maternal deaths, trained 15,000 midwives and worked to end child marriage in 12 countries.

November 27, 2019 In The News

The president this week signed into law a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) directing the U.S. Treasury Department to mint and issue up to 400,000 $1 silver coins commemorating the women who played a vital role in rallying support for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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November 26, 2019 In The News

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined President Donald Trump at the White House yesterday for the signing of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. Senator Blackburn’s legislation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote.

November 26, 2019 In The News

As hundreds bowed their heads in prayer Monday during a vigil to honor slain Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain, they recalled the ultimate sacrifice he made for the city and duty he loved. But many also reflected on how his death underscored the danger and risks that law enforcement personnel routinely face to protect others.

November 25, 2019 In The News

Family, friends and the Detroit community came together Monday evening for a vigil in remembrance of Detroit Police officer Rasheen McClain. Balloons with written messages were released outside of the 12th Precinct on 7 Mile in honor of the 16-year veteran, killed in a shooting last Wednesday.

November 25, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik celebrated the passage of an act she authored which authorizes the minting of coins commemorating women’s suffrage and the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment on Monday, after it was signed into law by President Donald Trump. “I am honored that President Trump signed the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act into law,” Stefanik said in a press release.

November 25, 2019 In The News

U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) have joined four other Michigan lawmakers in demanding the resignation of White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller, the Advance has confirmed.

November 24, 2019 In The News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the move, doing away with the State Department's 1978 legal opinion which held that settlements are "inconsistent with worldwide law". The move, legislators wrote in a letter to Pompeo, made the possibility of an Israel-Palestinian peace agreement more hard and hurt America's interests in the Middle East.

November 22, 2019 In The News

Democrats introduced ambitious U.S. House legislation this week that would commit the United States to achieve a 100% clean energy economy by 2050. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), one of the bill’s lead sponsors, previewed the plan last week at an event held by the Center for American Progress, a liberal Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

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