Read our 2016 Report Card for Lawrence.
Our unique analysis of the bills Lawrence has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lawrence is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Brenda Lawrence sits on the following committees:
Lawrence was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 5028: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10721 E Jefferson Ave in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Mary E. McCoy Post Office Building”.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Lawrence sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Lawrence’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 413: To establish an Early Federal Pell Grant Commitment Program.
- H.R. 416: To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to strengthen accountability ...
- H.R. 419: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against ...
- H.R. 415: To amend GEAR UP to require that schools receiving funding under the program ...
- H.R. 417: To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the improvement of consumer ...
- H.R. 412: To amend title 10, United States Code, to require the provision of legal ...
- H.R. 420: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently increase the limitations ...
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S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Passed 342/85.
H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
Jul 23, 2015. Passed 275/150.
This bill was enacted as S. 764. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the distribution and labeling related to bioengineered foods (often referred to as genetically modified foods or GMOs). It would ...
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act ("H.R. 2048". , Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection ...
H.Res. 162: Calling on the President to provide Ukraine with military assistance to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Mar 23, 2015. Passed 348/48.
H.R. 636: America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
Feb 13, 2015. Passed 272/142.
This was a vote to pass H.R. 636 when it was the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015. The bill subsequently became the vehicle for passage of an unrelated matter.
From Jan 2015 to Jan 2017, Lawrence missed 27 of 1,384 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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