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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Al Lawson’s (FL-05) H.R. 6367,“Incentivizing Fairness in Subcontracting Act,” which aims to expand small firms’ involvement in the federal marketplace, passed the House. The bill would allow federal agencies in certain instances to count dollars spent by prime contractors on subcontractors toward agencies’ statutory small business contracting goals. The bill further includes provisions to ensure prompt payment to subcontractors when work is completed.
LAKE CITY, Fla. (WCTV) -- A local airport is getting a big funding boost thanks to a federal grant.
The U.S. House of Representatives announced Monday that the Lake City Gateway Airport was awarded a $6.9 million grant for rehabilitation.
“This grant will allow Lake City Gateway airport to grow, improve and provide essential transportation services to Lake City residents,” said Rep. Al Lawson. “Access to this new and improved airport will allow residents the opportunity to travel safely and comfortably.
WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) helped to secure a new $6.9 million federal grant for Lake City, Fla.
“This grant will allow Lake City Gateway airport to grow, improve and provide essential transportation services to Lake City residents,” Rep. Lawson said. “Access to this new and improved airport will allow residents the opportunity to travel safely and comfortably. Airports are important to business, commerce, travel and more, and I am proud to help North Florida improve all of these areas through this rehabilitation grant.”
MADISON, Fla. (WCTV) -- The city of Madison is getting a big funding boost, thanks to Rural Development Grants from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Madison has been approved to receive a total of $137,400 in federal funding. Of that, $54,900 will go to the City of Madison Fire Department to purchase new emergency response equipment and $82,500 will go to the Madison County Memorial Hospital.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s Small Business Innovation Research Commercialization Assistance Act of 2017 (H.R. 2702) was passed into law under the National Defense Reauthorization Act of 2018. This legislation helps startups and small businesses bring their products from commercialization into the marketplace by providing much needed resources and assistance.
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:
From his perch on the U.S. House Small Business Committee, freshman U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., helped advance two bills which help small business
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: