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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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April 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, 10 Congressional Democrats in the Florida delegation sent a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott to implore him to oppose two bills before the Florida legislature that would eliminate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for an estimated 220,000 Floridians.

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April 17, 2017 Press Release

Tallahassee, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) will be in Tallahassee, Fla., April 18-22 to host two town hall meetings, meet with organizations and business leaders, and participate in the Madison County 36th Annual Down Home Days Festival and Parade.

April 11, 2017 Press Release
In March, Lawson sent a letter to Sec. Carson asking him to come to Jacksonville and hear directly from Eureka Gardens residents about the issues they've had with their units.
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.

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March 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – News reports out of Jacksonville, Fla., have indicated that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Real Estate Assessment Center notified the City of Jacksonville earlier today that the Eureka Gardens public housing complex failed a recent inspection. U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) released the following statement:

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March 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Al Lawson (FL-5) and Darren Soto (FL-9) sent a letter to President Donald J.

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March 16, 2017 Press Release

“President Trump’s budget calls for extreme cuts to vital funding for job training, clean energy, medical research, and public education. It is a short-sighted plan that seeks to give tax breaks to the wealthiest while taking away lifelines for those who need it most.

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March 9, 2017 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Diaz-Balart and Ranking Member Price for the opportunity to testify before the subcommittee.  I’m Congressman Al Lawson and I represent Florida’s 5th District, which includes Jacksonville, Florida.

There are a number of critical programs that I would like to discuss given their importance to my district.

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March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) made the following statement in recognition of International Women's Day and A Day Without A Woman:

"Today in honor of International Women’s Day we take time to pay tribute to the incredible contributions women have made to our global communities.

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April 19, 2017 In The News

The atmosphere in Washington is extremely partisan and highly toxic.

And there is absolutely nothing to suggest that will change anytime soon.

But that still hasn’t deterred U.S. Rep. Al Lawson.

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April 11, 2017 In The News

UPDATE: U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, is also attending. The HUD news release made no mention of that; a spokesman told the Buzz that "we recently confirmed his participation."

HUD Secretary Ben Carson, along with Sen. Marco Rubio, this afternoon will tour a federally subsidized housing project in Jacksonville that has come under heavy criticism.

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April 11, 2017 In The News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Tuesday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson toured Eureka Gardens - the first time the organization's leader toured the apartment complex.

“I don’t think you can come here a year ago and come here today and not be optimistic about the future,” said Sen. Marco Rubio.

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April 11, 2017 In The News

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson made his first trip to Jacksonville for a tour of the troubled Eureka Garden housing complex Tuesday.

He met with residents and local officials, laying out his plans to reform the public housing system.

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April 11, 2017 In The News

After just weeks on the job, new U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson personally toured a troubled subsidized housing complex in West Jacksonville on Tuesday.

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March 21, 2017 In The News

The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is an exercise in smoke and mirrors.

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March 21, 2017 In The News

The Eureka Garden complex has been a focus of politicians in the last couple of years, with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, Sen. Marco Rubio, Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis, and Rep. Al Lawson all demanding

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March 20, 2017 In The News

Jacksonville, FL -  Florida’s entire Congressional delegation is reviving the push to get a nuclear carrier to Naval Station Mayport.

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March 17, 2017 In The News

It seems like everything in Capitol Hill these days is split down party lines.

That's certainly the case for your local lawmakers when it comes to the President's proposed $1.15 trillion budget.

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March 10, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Governor Rick Scott is in Washington D.C., doing bidding for health care reform for Floridians. Scott is meeting with lawmakers as they mull over the House GOP Leadership’s repeal and replace plan. The governor says he is glad the process has started.

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January 3, 2017 Photo Gallery
The U.S. House of Representatives' Flickr photo gallery.
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January 3, 2017 Video
A Video of the Lincoln Memorial.
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