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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.
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:
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
The House Agriculture Committee Feb. 1 met to formally organize and adopt the committee’s rules for the 115th Congress.
“I am very excited to get to work crafting policies that will benefit America’s farmers and ranchers with the help of my esteemed colleagues this Congress,” Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-TX, said. “They each bring a different perspective to the table, which will be instrumental as we dive into writing the next farm bill. I look forward to the journey ahead as we work to promote and strengthen rural America.”