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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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February 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement in response to today’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.: 

February 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC— U.S. Representative Al Lawson (FL-05) introduced the James Weldon Johnson Historical Preservation Act (H.R.5005) – to designate the Jacksonville, Fla. birthplace of James Weldon Johnson as a national landmark.

January 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) today announced that Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) Executive Director, Paul Tutwiler will be his guest for the State of the Union address, scheduled for Tuesday, January 30 in Washington DC.

January 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —  “I commend the work of both parties in bringing an end to the government shutdown.

January 18, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement regarding his vote against the proposed one-month Continuing Resolution, another short-term budget extension:
January 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -  U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's Executive Order to expand offshore drilling off all U.S. coasts:

January 15, 2018 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) marched with several community organizations, advocacy groups and local officials for Tallahassee’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative march. Organized by the Tallahassee branch of the NAACP, the group of nearly 200 traveled from the C.K. Steele Bus Plaza to the steps of the Florida Capitol.

December 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) released the following statement after voting against GOP tax bill, which would cut taxes for corporations and the wealthiest families while adding more than a trillion dollars to the deficit.

November 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Al Lawson (D-FL) and Mike Bost (R-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to make more United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) apprenticeships available to veterans.

November 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Representative Al Lawson, along with five of his colleagues and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), wrote Secretary David Shulkin of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to request that the agency annually share information on the number of veterans who struggle with food insecurity.

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September 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson is seeking changes to federal food-aid programs to help people affected by Hurricane Irma.

Lawson, D-Fla., asked Gov. Rick Scott this week to petition the U.S. Department of Agriculture for policy waivers similar to requests that Texas and Louisiana made after Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina.

September 19, 2017 In The News

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25, and by the time it drifted through the region, it would break the record for rainfall of any other storm in the history of the continental United States. The devastation to the area is saddening; the cost to human life, infrastructure, and economic productivity is expected to exceed that of Sandy and Andrew.

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.

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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.

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July 21, 2017 In The News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Students at Florida State University are discussing ways to keep young professionals in the Capital City.

Florida State University Master of Applied American Politics and Policy students held the Roundtable at City Hall. Participants discussed current and future strategies.

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July 21, 2017 In The News

Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson said he was shocked to learn 70 percent of recent college graduates in Nashville remain in the area after graduation.

Part of that is Nashville’s success in branding itself as “Music City,” but that is coupled with economic development that spurs job creation and opportunities for young people.

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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.

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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.

June 20, 2017 In The News

Democratic lawmakers are suing President Donald Trump over foreign money flowing into his global business empire.

Almost 200 senators and representatives are plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging Trump is violating the so-called emoluments clause of the Constitution. It’s being filed early Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the lawmakers said.

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June 18, 2017 In The News

The news coming out of the Senate about the latest in the health care debate is troubling. Keeping negotiations behind closed doors and blocking news reporters from reporting on progress is unacceptable.

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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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