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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Health care

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June 13, 2018 Press Release

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.

April 20, 2018 Editorial
The Farm Bill is about more than just growing crops – it is about ensuring all Americans have access to safe and nutritious food, health and securing a better way of life. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I have worked hard with my colleagues to prepare a bill that ensures our nation’s farmers and families have the resources they need to live the American Dream.
 
July 6, 2017 In The News

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.

June 28, 2017 Editorial
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.
 
June 22, 2017 Press Release

“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.

June 22, 2017 In The News

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.

June 13, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released an updated report on the consequences of the House-passed Trumpcare legislation:

May 23, 2017 In The News

3.1 million Floridians get food assistance, DCF says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts.