Senator Stabenow Statement on Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence’s Retirement from Congress

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement on Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence’s announcement that she will not seek reelection.  


“Congress is losing an incredible public servant, trailblazer and leader. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence arrived in Congress with an impressive record of public service—her career at the U.S. Postal Service, the Southfield Public Schools Board of Education, the Southfield City Council and as the first African American and first woman Mayor of Southfield. In Congress, this commitment to the people of Michigan shows in her work every day. We have worked together on so many issues, including launching the transformative community behavioral health initiative that is bringing mental health and addiction resources to Michiganders. While I will miss working with my dear friend in 2023 and beyond, I know she will do so much good in Michigan in whatever she chooses to do next.”