Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Brenda Lawrence

Rep. Brenda Lawrence

Democrat, Michigan, 14th District
Office 202-225-5802 | @RepLawrence | Facebook

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Grade

13

Votes for Children

49

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

During the 117th Congress, Rep. Lawrence has taken 13 votes that would help the children in her district. She has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 48 bills to help children. Rep. Lawrence has taken 0 actions we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 550 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Lawrence has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.1 the For the People Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.40 the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.51 the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.55 the Emmett Till Antilynching Act.

  • voted for H.R.447 the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.485 the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.574 the Earned Income and Child Tax Credits Outreach Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.603 the Raise the Wage Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.604 the Reopen and Rebuild AmericaÍs Schools Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.616 the Emergency Water is a Human Right Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the Ethan’s Law.

  • co-sponsored H.R.804 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.825 the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.826 the Divided Families Reunification Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.928 the American Family Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.959 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1177 the U.S. Citizenship Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1249 the No Money Bail Act of 2021.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.1280 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.1319 the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.1446 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1454 the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act.

  • voted for H.R.1603 the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.1620 the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1794 the Foster Youth Dental Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1808 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2028 the Fostering Postsecondary Success for Foster and Homeless Youth Act of 2021.


  • co-sponsored H.R.2358 the Voter Empowerment Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2377 the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2465 the Healthy Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2817 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3083 the Foster Youth Mentoring Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3149 the HEAL for Immigrant Families Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3216 the To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create parity for unmarried individuals and heads of household with respect to the temporary 2021 income phaseouts in the child tax credit..

  • co-sponsored H.R.3321 the Credit for Caring Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3407 the MOM_MAÍs Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3474 the Keeping All Students Safe Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3480 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3519 the Stop Child Hunger Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3580 the Eviction Prevention Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3617 the MORE Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3929 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4378 the Protecting Sibling Relationships in Foster Care Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4495 the Downpayment Toward Equity Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4496 the Ending Homelessness Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4497 the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4791 the Protecting Renters from Evictions Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5167 the To provide additional emergency support for older foster youth under the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood, and extend through fiscal year 2022 certain flexibilities provided for the program by division X of the Con.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5196 the Expediting Assistance to Renters and Landlords Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5227 the LIFT the BAR Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.5305 the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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