Brenda (Brenda) Lawrence (D-14)

US Representative Brenda Lawrence

Brenda (Brenda) Lawrence (D-14)
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Capitol: 202.225.5802
FAX: 202.226.2356
District: 248.356.2052
Room 2463 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2214
26700 Lahser Road
Southfield, MI 48033
Residence:Southfield, MI

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Former Mayors Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Investment in America's Skilled Workforce Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations
FC MemberCongressional Iraq Caucus
Co-ChairDemocratic Women's Caucus
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Appropriations
Vice ChairCongressional Black Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberInterstate 69 Congressional Caucus (I-69)
FC MemberIntelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Work for Warriors Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Government Operations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Full Employment Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus


Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence has lived in Michigan's 14th Congressional District, which includes a portion of Detroit as well the City of Southfield and 16 other cities located in Oakland and Wayne counties, her entire life. She was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November of 2018, and she serves as a Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues and 2nd Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. She serves on the House Appropriations Committee serving on subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and subcommittee on Interior, Environment. She is also a member on the House Oversight and Reform Committee where she serves on the subcommittee on Government Operation and subcommittee on National Security. Born and raised in Detroit, Congresswoman Lawrence is a product of Michigan's public school system. She is an alumna of Pershing High School and earned her bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. Before she began her career in public service, the Congresswoman had a notable career with the U.S. Postal Service. She was elected Mayor of the City of Southfield in November of 2001 and became the first African American and the first woman to serve in that post. She previously served on the Southfield City Council, where she was elected President in 1999. She has also served on the Southfield Public School Board of Education as President, Vice President, and Secretary. She and her husband, McArthur Lawrence, are the proud parents of Michael and Michelle. They also adore their granddaughter, Asya.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: McArthur Lawrence   DOB: 10/18/1954
Counties Representing