Congresswoman Lawrence was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014, and was re-elected in 2016 and 2018. Congresswoman Lawrence serves as a Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and 2nd Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
She serves on the House Appropriations Committee serving on subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and subcommittee on Interior, Environment. She is also a member on the House Oversight and Reform Committee where she serves on the subcommittee on Government Operation and subcommittee on National Security.
Lawrence has served as the vice chair of the Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues and the Democratic Women’s Working Group, secretary of the Congressional Black Caucus, and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption. Prior to joining the House, Lawrence served as mayor of Southfield, Michigan, for 13 years.