Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) voted to make historic investments in American jobs, opportunity and working families with H.R. 4502, a package to fund the federal government in the next fiscal year. This essential legislation will improve the health and financial security of American families - while also investing in clean energy, public health and education to set America up for future success.
"With this funding package, Democrats are following through on our pledge to Build Back Better …
Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) announced that 14 venues in Florida's Fifth Congressional District will receive a total of $10,097,166 through the Small Business Association Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) program. Rep. Lawson voted in favor of the program, which provides financial assistance to entertainment and art venues affected by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Rep. Lawson shared information and resources regarding the SVOG program and application process with numerous local …
Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) organized a virtual meeting with the White House COVID Equity Task Force Chair Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith and the Statewide Coronavirus Vaccination Community Education and Engagement Taskforce. The statewide taskforce is comprised of a group of faith-based leaders from around the state, HBCU presidents, educators, health care leaders, elected officials and community stakeholders.
"It was critical to organize today's meeting with Dr. Nunez-Smith and the Statewide…
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., announced the W.S. Stevens High School Disaster Shelter in Gadsden County is penciled in to receive $4.6 million in federal funds.
The money was included in the U.S. Homeland Security Appropriations process which is currently moving ahead on Capitol Hill.
"These funds will be used to construct a stand-alone, ADA compliant disaster shelter in Gadsden County that will serve 150-200 people. The shelter can also serve as a staging area for the distribution …
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - More than $186 million is coming to universities like Florida A&M, Florida State and others in the sunshine state.
Georgia students are in line to get help as well.
U.S. Representative Al Lawson of Florida recently announced nine colleges including two in the Big Bend would receive a portion of the funds.
That money will come from the $900 billion stimulus bill passed in December, with some of that money going towards student grants.
With the pandemic hitting s…
North Florida Congressman Al Lawson, D-FL5, announced Thursday that colleges and universities in Jacksonville are getting an additional $73.4 million in federal emergency relief funding as part of the $900 billion stimulus package Congress passed last month.
Edward Waters College: $3,753,605
Florida State College at Jacksonville: $39,123,258
Jacksonville University: $4,914,423
University of North Florida: $25,620,098
Lawson, whose district includes Jacksonville and stretches west to Ta…
By Rep. Lawson
For more than a year, the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis have devastated North Florida's families and small businesses. I've witnessed lines of cars waiting hours to pick up food at local pantries and my Farm Share events. I've spoken to business owners who weren't sure how to keep staff on payroll and their doors open. I have mourned with families who have lost loved ones and others struggling to keep a roof over their heads.
Through the recently passed American Rescue P… Continue Reading
This has been a difficult week. The coronavirus is still among us changing the way we live our lives and taking from us loved ones. Businesses have begun to reopen, but people are moving into those places with a sense of fear and anxiety. Yet, we wonder whether the economy is being saved at our expense. Even with those thoughts, we are still cautious about what we hear and whether to believe what officials are saying about the precautions that should be taken and that can be relaxed. We will all… Continue Reading
My View: U.S. Representative Al Lawson
The coronavirus pandemic is a challenge unlike anything we've ever faced. Like you, I understand how scary this is and how desperate you are for answers.
As this evolving situation unfolds, I have been working to ensure that state and local officials have the resources they need to keep our community strong.Over the last month, Congress passed three bills to:
Provide $1,200 in direct payments to Floridians, and all Americans, who earn up to $75,000, … Continue Reading