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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Veterans

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July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Al Lawson (FL-05) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed S.

July 24, 2017 In The News

Towards the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., who is a member of the Military-Veterans Caucus, is leading congressional Democrats on a bill to help veterans start up small businesses.

Lawson brought out the Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act which, his office insists, will “give a boost to veterans who invest in their communities through entrepreneurship.” In his bill, Lawson is calling for giving businesses in underserved communities launched by veterans a small business start-up tax credit.

July 21, 2017 In The News

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson introduced a new bill: the “Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act,” which would “establish a small business start-up tax credit for veterans creating businesses in underserved communities,” per a press release from his office.

Lawson’s North Florida district sprawls from Jacksonville to Tallahassee, including a lot of rural areas and small towns where economic opportunity has proved fleeting in recent decades — including for those who have fought for the flag.

July 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) introduced the Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act to give a boost to veterans who invest in their communities through entrepreneurship. 

Veteran-owned small businesses create jobs and stimulate the economy. Veterans own 2.5 million businesses in the United States with over $1 trillion in revenue and 5 million employees, according to the Census Bureau.

Lawson’s bill would establish a small business start-up tax credit for veterans creating businesses in underserved communities.

July 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, July 13, U.S. Reps. Al Lawson and John Rutherford are hosting a Veterans Mental Health Briefing at 2 pm in Cannon 421. Presenting at the briefing will be the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as a panel of speakers:

Dr. Joe Thornton - Associate Chief of Staff for the Mental Health Service Line at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

Dr. Wendy Tenhula - Acting Deputy Chief Consultant for Specialty Mental Health for the Veterans Health Administration

May 29, 2017 Press Release

“As we mark this Memorial Day, we pause to honor the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of our brave men and women in uniform. We honor them by sharing and remembering their legacies.

“We also honor them by making sure we are doing all we can to care for our veterans when they return home. For it is through their valiant efforts that our democracy lives on, and now more than ever, that is to be honored and cherished.

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

February 15, 2017 In The News

On Monday, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s, R-Fla., proposal to increase access for congressional staffers to have access to help clear the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) backlog on a voice vote. 

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