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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined fellow Members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 to protect the nation’s Dreamers, as well as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, allowing them to contribute fully to Florida’s communities and the nation while providing a pathway to citizenship.

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March 11, 2019 Press Release

Tallahassee, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that North Florida Christian School senior EC Presnell received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in West Point, NY. Presnell was one of Rep. Lawson’s nominees for the military academy.

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March 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. This annual art contest, held by members of the U.S. House of Representatives, highlights the creative talents of students in each of the congressional districts.

March 5, 2019 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that Episicol School of Jacksonville senior Kiefer M. Washburn received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in West Point, NY. Washburn was one of Rep. Lawson’s nominees for the military academy.

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March 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) reintroduced legislation to ensure a fair and free market for the pricing of legislation. The Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act (H.R.

March 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) today announced Environmental Protection Agency funding for the Fairfax Street Wood Treaters Superfund Site in Jacksonville. The grant will help to clean up the 12.5-acre site in a predominantly residential area by removing contaminated debris beginning this month. The project will last for six months.

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February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) voted to pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), which requires background checks on the sale or transfer of all guns.   

February 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined his colleagues in the House in passing H.J. Res. 46, a bipartisan resolution to terminate the emergency declaration to construct a border wall issued by President Trump. The congressman was an original cosponsor of the legislation, which will now go to the Senate.

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February 13, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) addressed homelessness during the Financial Services Committee hearing: “Homeless in America: Examining the Crisis and Solutions to End Homelessness.” The hearing served as an opportunity to raise awareness to the issue and put forth proactive solutions to address this important topic.

February 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C- Today, U.S Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) joined House Democrats in passing a War Powers Resolution on Yemen (H.J.Res. 37), which calls for the removal of U.S. troops from Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. The resolution calls for their removal within 30 days after becoming law.

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September 18, 2018 In The News

Bustle asked all 529 current U.S. senators and representatives who vote on legislation: As a member of Congress, what are you doing to ensure that men and women receive equal pay for equal work?

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September 14, 2018 In The News
Four U.S. mayors – all graduates of Florida A&M University – shared the stage Friday at a workshop during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 48th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.
 
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson hosted “FAMU Made: From Mayor to Mainstreet,” which examined the role that FAMU played in preparing the mayors for leadership.
August 14, 2018 In The News

LAKE CITY, Fla. (WCTV) -- A local airport is getting a big funding boost thanks to a federal grant.

The U.S. House of Representatives announced Monday that the Lake City Gateway Airport was awarded a $6.9 million grant for rehabilitation.

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August 9, 2018 In The News

MADISON, Fla. (WCTV) -- The city of Madison is getting a big funding boost, thanks to Rural Development Grants from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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August 8, 2018 In The News

A clinic for veterans in Tallahassee is now named after a World War II veteran from Jefferson County.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Health Care Center in Tallahassee was renamed in honor of Marine Corps Sergeant Ernest "Boots" Thomas.

"Boots" joined the Marines six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

He grew up in Jefferson County.

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August 2, 2018 In The News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A high-profile Jacksonville Superfund site will soon be $25,000 closer to cleanup after U.S. Rep. Al Lawson helped secure an Env

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July 31, 2018 In The News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson and U.S. Postal Service officials on Friday hosted a dedication ceremony to mark the renaming of the Kings Road post office in honor of civil rights activist Rutledge Pearson.

Lawson filed the bill to rename the post office on Aug. 1, 2017. The bill passed Congress earlier this year and became law on March 28, 2018.

June 19, 2018 In The News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leaders in Tallahassee are speaking out in reaction to the Trump administration's immigration policy.

The Progressive Leadership council of North Florida says, they're demanding response from the state's congressional delegation on cruelty to immigrant children and their parents.

June 9, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCTV) -- Late Thursday, the United States Congress approved legislation to rename the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center in Tallahassee in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. Enrest "Boots" Thomas.

The center is located at 2181 Orange Avenue.

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June 8, 2018 In The News

 Late Thursday, the United States Congress approved legislation to rename the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center in Tallahassee in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. Enrest "Boots" Thomas. The center is located at 2181 Orange Avenue.

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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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