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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement about the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act after the House voted to pass the legislation 258-159:
WASHINGTON DC – Small businesses are the cornerstone to every community. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two pieces of legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) that will level the playing field for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
“Small businesses are a great asset to our communities and help promote economic growth,” Rep. Lawson said. “As a former small business owner, I understand how important it is to support small firms and ensure everyone gets a seat at the table.”
WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Rep. Al Lawson today released the following statement after the House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, by a vote of 26 to 20:
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) hosted his Farmers Roundtable to address issues affecting the nation’s agricultural industry and rural communities.
During the two-hour dialog, held at the Tallahassee Community College Center for Workforce Development, Rep. Lawson discussed federal crop insurance, nutritional programs and trade enforcement laws administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also sought input from the more than 100 attendees, which included area farmers and agriculture industry representatives.
WASHINGTON DC — This week, U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) hosted the Congressional Black Caucus Briefing: Studying the Impact of Food Insecurity on Communities of Color. The food insecurity rate among African-American households is more than double that of Caucasian households. Latinos are more than twice as likely to be food insecure and twice as likely to live in poverty as white, non-Hispanics.
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, paired up this week with an Illinois Republican on a proposal to help more veterans transition into farming and ranching.
Lawson and U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., who sits on both the House Agriculture and Veterans Affairs Committees, introduced the “Veterans Agricultural Apprenticeship Act” on Thursday.
Democratic U.S. Reps. Al Lawson and Darren Soto are urging Florida Gov. Rick Scott to extend a time-limit extension he imposed following Hurricane Irma so that food stamp recipients can continue to receive benefits without risking their 90-day deadline.
WASHINGTON – Today in the House Small Business Committee, members passed several bills, including U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s bill, H.R. 2702, the Small Business Innovation Research Program Commercialization Assistance Act.
His bill would create a pilot program under the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). This pilot program will provide additional funding for Phase II of the SBIR program which helps small business startups bring their products and services from commercialization into the marketplace.
WASHINGTON-- U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) has introduced legislation that would extend the life of Social Security by 15 years to 2049.
“Social Security plays a critical role in our economy as it provides for over two-thirds of our nation’s retirees, and provides financial security to millions of disabled workers and their children,” said Rep. Lawson.