Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence was first elected to represent Michigan’s 14th Congressional District in 2014, after narrowly winning a hotly-contested Democratic primary. Before serving in Congress, she was the Mayor of Southfield from 2001-2015. She serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Appropriations Committee, where she is a member of the Subcommittee on National Security. Congresswoman Lawrence is the co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and 2nd Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and the founder of the newly constructed Black-Jewish Caucus.
During her time in Congress, Congresswoman Lawrence has been a steadfast ally for the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. She has been a JStreetPAC endorsee since 2016, and in the last Congress signed onto all of J Street’s legislative priorities. This session, she cosponsored H.Res. 326, which gets Congress on the record reaffirming support for the two-state solution and opposing annexation and settlement expansion.