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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) responded to the latest efforts to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions as well as every last benefit and protection provided by the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Lawson highlighted the devastating impact that the Texas v. U.S. lawsuit could have on hard-working families throughout Florida and across the country.
WASHINGTON DC — Today, Rep. Al Lawson (Fl-05) voted to pass H.Res. 271, a resolution condemning the Trump Administration’s participation in the Texas v. U.S. health care lawsuit seeking to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, and calling on the Department of Justice to reverse its position in the case.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined all 12 members of Florida’s Democratic congressional delegation in calling on the state of Florida to immediately withdraw from a Texas-led lawsuit aimed at dismantling the nation’s health care law and undoing critical protections for those with pre-existing conditions. In a letter sent to Florida Gov.
Six months after he went to Washington touting changes to Obamacare, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson was back in Jacksonville Thursday. Still waiting for change.
“I don’t care whose name is on it,” the freshman Democrat said of the law guiding national health care.
Lawson said he’s still pushing revisions to the Affordable Care Act and that Democratic leadership has been more open lately to spelling out a need for change.
That idea might not have reached everyone.
“Just like the House bill, the Senate health care bill is heartless and reckless. This is what we get when we have a 13-member group, made up only of male Senate Republicans, develop a plan in secret. We should be making it easier for more hardworking Americans to access affordable health care, not be giving tax breaks to the wealthy.
The latest news coming out of the Senate about the health care debate is very troubling. Keeping negotiations behind closed doors and blocking news reporters from reporting on progress is unacceptable.
It was my hope that Senate Republicans would rectify the shortsighted version of health care their House colleagues sent over.
Instead a 13-member group, made up only of male Senate Republicans, has remained elusive about any actual plan for reforming our nation’s health care.
WASHINGTON-- U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) has introduced legislation that would extend the life of Social Security by 15 years to 2049.
“Social Security plays a critical role in our economy as it provides for over two-thirds of our nation’s retirees, and provides financial security to millions of disabled workers and their children,” said Rep. Lawson.
WASHINGTON - Today nine Florida Democrats sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott outlining their concern over President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to SNAP benefits in his budget that was released on Tuesday.