We must do better by our veterans.

Happy Veterans Day to the brave men and women who have served the United States of America. When I began my term in Congress this year, I was disturbed to learn how poorly Michigan ranks in the receipt of military benefits for our veterans.  Our country must do better by those who…

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Reflecting on Independence Day.

This Fourth of July I am reflecting on our Declaration of Independence, including this passage: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. …

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Congressional Update.

Since there’s been so much going on in Washington recently, I wanted to give you an update about what I’ve been working on — and how you can help me keep fighting for us in Congress. Fighting Unfair Trade Agreements These past few weeks have seen heated debate in Congress regarding the…

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We Need Your Help.

Brenda Lawrence’s first big test will be on Tuesday.   She faces her first FEC deadline as a new member of Congress.    The clock is ticking… Will you help set a record and get us to 500 grassroots donations   Before the deadline hits TOMORROW NIGHT? If you’ve saved your…

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House GOP’s Budget Displays Skewed Priorities.

Budgets reflect priorities — whether they’re for a person, a household, or even an entire country. So when House Republicans released their budget proposals for 2016, they showed us just what they prioritize: failing America’s middle class families, and endangering the most vulnerable among us. Their proposals would: — End…

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U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence Hosts Open House.

“U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence’s office is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at 26700 Lahser Road, Suite 330 in Southfield. “The public is invited. Call 248-356-2052 for more information. “Lawrence, elected to Congress in November, served as Southfield mayor between 2002 and 2015. She represents…

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Clean-up Assistance For Flooded Communities

The Michigan Community Service Commission is coordinating volunteers to provide clean-up assistance to those still in need from the floods. If you need assistance in removing flood-affected belongings, mud, sand, or floodwater, gutting flood-affected walls (drywall/paneling) or disinfecting your house, volunteer organizations may be able to provide volunteers to assist…

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