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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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July 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations Representatives Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Lee Zeldin (NY-01), and Will Hurd (TX-23) released the following statement on the passing of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis:

 

July 15, 2020 Press Release

Detroit, MI– Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement regarding the incarceration of a Birmingham Grooves High School student, identified as “Grace,” for her failure to complete distance learning assignments amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 14, 2020 Press Release

Detroit, MI– Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Detroit businessman and Ambassador Bridge owner, Manuel “Matty” Moroun at the age of 93.

July 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 funding bill.

 

July 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 funding bill.

July 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies passed its fiscal year 2021 funding bill. In total, the bill includes $36.76 billion, an increase of $771 million over the FY 2020 enacted level and $5.11 billion above the President’s 2021 request.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Representative Brenda L. Lawrence’s (MI-14) amendment to H.R.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a comprehensive plan to address the systemic racism and bias in policing towards the Black community.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

 

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Reps. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Reps. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) hosted a virtual discussion focusing on the power of a woman’s right to vote.   

  

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June 19, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement in observance of Juneteenth, the oldest commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, which is recognizing its 155th anniversary.

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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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