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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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September 18, 2018 In The News

Bustle asked all 529 current U.S. senators and representatives who vote on legislation: As a member of Congress, what are you doing to ensure that men and women receive equal pay for equal work? Just over 30 percent of Congress responded. Here's what senators and representatives from states said.

August 14, 2018 In The News

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.

August 13, 2018 Press Release

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.”

August 9, 2018 In The News

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.

July 30, 2018 Press Release

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.

May 25, 2018 Press Release

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:

May 20, 2018 In The News

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

May 9, 2018 Press Release

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.”

April 18, 2018 Press Release

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:

March 24, 2018 Press Release

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.