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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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March 30, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson will hold two town halls in April where he will provide constituents with a Washington update and hear what questions, concerns, and ideas they have for Florida's fifth Congressional district.

Below is info about the town halls:

Jacksonville
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Downtown Campus, Room 1058 
101 W State St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

March 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Al Lawson (FL-5) and Darren Soto (FL-9) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump asking him to exempt the Social Security Administration from the federal hiring freeze “to ensure that the American people receive the first-class service they have already earned through a lifetime of hard work.”

March 20, 2017 In The News

Jacksonville, FL -  Florida’s entire Congressional delegation is reviving the push to get a nuclear carrier to Naval Station Mayport.

Both Senators and all 27 Representatives have signed a letter to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley to ask for funding to support the buildout that would be needed to house a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (CVN) locally.

March 17, 2017 In The News

It seems like everything in Capitol Hill these days is split down party lines.

That's certainly the case for your local lawmakers when it comes to the President's proposed $1.15 trillion budget.

Democrats like Jacksonville area House Representative Al Lawson aren't happy with President Trump's plans to make big cuts to the budgets for Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency.

March 16, 2017 Press Release

“President Trump’s budget calls for extreme cuts to vital funding for job training, clean energy, medical research, and public education. It is a short-sighted plan that seeks to give tax breaks to the wealthiest while taking away lifelines for those who need it most.

March 10, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - Newly elected North Florida U.S. Rep. Al Lawson on Thursday sent a letter to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, requesting help for public housing in Florida's 5th Congressional District.

The call for assistance comes less than a month after Lawson visited Jacksonville's most troubled subsidized housing projects to promise continuing support from Washington to improve living conditions at the complex.

March 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Rep. Al Lawson sent aPDF iconletter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, calling on him to make sure the federal government is doing everything possible to improve public housing in Florida’s fifth congressional district.

March 9, 2017 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Diaz-Balart and Ranking Member Price for the opportunity to testify before the subcommittee.  I’m Congressman Al Lawson and I represent Florida’s 5th District, which includes Jacksonville, Florida.

There are a number of critical programs that I would like to discuss given their importance to my district.

First, I would like to see full funding for the Capital Investment Grants program, particularly for those projects that fall into the Small Starts category.

March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) made the following statement in recognition of International Women's Day and A Day Without A Woman:

"Today in honor of International Women’s Day we take time to pay tribute to the incredible contributions women have made to our global communities.

February 21, 2017 In The News

A Jacksonville public housing complex that's been under scrutiny for deplorable living conditions is now under new management.

Action News Jax first told you about Eureka Gardens in 2015 when it was cited by the city and inspected by the federal government, which led to visits from Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio.

Tenants previously showed Action News Jax the issues at the complex, including mold, unsafe stairs and gas leaks.

People we spoke with on Monday say the situation is better, but not perfect. That's something local leaders are hoping to fix