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Brenda Lawrence (D)

House District 14
Phone: 2022255802
Address: 2463 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


U.S. Rep. Brenda LAWRENCE, 64, a Southfield Democrat, is a four-term congressional member who sits on the House Appropriations Committee. She is the 2nd vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and co-chair of the congressional caucuses on women's issues, foster youth and the skilled American workforce.

The former four-term Southfield mayor was first elected to public office in 1997 to the Southfield City Council. In 2010, she was the Democrats' lieutenant governor running mate to gubernatorial nominee Virg Bernero. In 2008, she ran for Oakland County executive. She edged out Rudy Hobbs by 2,391 votes in the 2014 primary to put her in position to first win the seat after being unsuccessful in her 2012 bid.

The married mother of two has one granddaughter.


Oversight & Government Reform 

   - Subcommittee Assignments

  • Government operations
  • National Security


    - Subcommittee Assignments

  • Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
  • Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies
  • Financial Services and General Government


Detroit Office

5555 Conner Avenue, Suite 3015

Detroit, MI 48213

Phone: 313-423-6183

Fax: 313-499-1633

Southfield Office

26700 Lahser Road, Suite 330

Southfield, MI 48033

Phone: 248-356-2052

Fax: 248-356-4532


Congressional Black Caucus

Congressional Progressive Caucus

Congressional Skilled Workforce Caucus

Congressional Former Mayors' Caucus

Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus

Congressional Intelligent Transportation Systems

Congressional Library of Congress Caucus

Congressional Military Family Caucus

Congressional Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus

Congressional Youth Challenge Caucus

Congressional Work for Warriors Caucus

Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus

Full Employment Caucus

House Auto Caucus

House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus

House National Service Caucus

House Small Brewers Caucus

I-69 Congressional Caucus

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