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Northeast Florida Representatives John Rutherford, a Republican, and Al Lawson, a Democrat, have joined the American Flood Coalition, a nonpartisan group of cities, elected officials, military leaders, businesses and civic organizations that have come together to push for national solutions to help support flood-affected communities.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) reintroduced legislation to ensure a fair and free market for the pricing of legislation. The Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act (H.R. 1406) would grant the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CTFC) authority to conduct oversight of the aluminum market and investigate price setting, benchmarking and reporting entities.
WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) today announced Environmental Protection Agency funding for the Fairfax Street Wood Treaters Superfund Site in Jacksonville. The grant will help to clean up the 12.5-acre site in a predominantly residential area by removing contaminated debris beginning this month. The project will last for six months.
WASHINGTON DC -- U.S. Rep Al Lawson released the following statement regarding Hurricane Matthew:
"Hurricane Michael is heading towards the Florida Panhandle and is predicted to make landfall as a major Category 3 storm as early as Tuesday night. Parts of Florida's Fifth Congressional District is expected to get a major hit."
WASHINGTON DC- U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) worked to secure a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant for $3,415,000 for the Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME). The CCME is led by Florida A&M University (FAMU) in partnership with Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Jackson State University (JSU), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC), and the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).
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.