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: 313.880.2400
Representative
Room 2463 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2214
400 Monroe Street
Detroit, 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
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
Second Vice ChairCongressional Black Caucus
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 Financial Services and General Government
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Government Operations
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 Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
Co-ChairCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional 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 MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus

Bio

Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence represents Michigan's 14th Congressional District that includes a portion of Detroit, the City of Southfield and 16 other cities located in Oakland and Wayne counties. Living in the 14th District her entire life, she was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November of 2014 and has been re-elected in 2016, 2018, and 2020. Congresswoman Lawrence serves as Co-Chair of the Democratic Women's Caucus and 2nd Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. She's the Vice Chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and serves on the subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS), subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) and the subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG). She is also a member of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform where she serves on the subcommittee on Government Operations. 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. In November of 2001, Congresswoman was elected as Mayor of the City of Southfield. She was the first African American and the first woman to serve in that position. She previously served on the Southfield City Council, where she was elected President in 1999. Additionally, she sat on the Southfield Public School Board of Education where she served as President, Vice President, and Secretary. Congresswoman Lawrence and her husband, McArthur Lawrence, are the proud parents of Michael and Michelle. They also adore one granddaughter, Asya.

Election / Personal Info

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