Rep. Lawson Helps to Secure a Grant for Alzheimer's Research at FAMU
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) has helped to secure a $396,048 grant from the National Institute on Aging for important research at Florida A&M University. The grant will allow researchers the opportunity to study the early differences of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) from Alzheimer's disease by using imaging biomarkers. LBD is a disease associated with abnormal deposits of a protein in the brain can lead to …
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement regarding the impeachment of President Trump:
"It is with no small measure of regret that Congress was forced to impeach the President of the United States. His continued abuse of power compelled us to take action and hold him accountable. The Senate should approach this with the seriousness it deserves and consistent with their oath. We have faced difficult times in the past, and today is no different. While this is a somber moment in our n…
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (Fl-05) recently joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress for the enrollment signing of H.R. 2486, the Fostering Undergraduate Talent Using Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act. The bipartisan proposal would make permanent $255 million in annual funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), as well as simplifying the Free Application for Federal Stu…
With a growing list of media reports on a program designed to aid poor neighborhoods providing tax breaks for rich ones, Democratic U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Frederica Wilson, and Al Lawson on Tuesday joined a call for reform of the opportunity zones tax breaks program.
The most recent of those reports came last week when a ProPublica investigation revealed that then-Gov. Rick Scott had selected a census tract of a super yacht marina and in West Palm Beach and a tract of a luxury apartment projec…
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., scored a win on Capitol Hill as his "Small Business Fair Debt Collection Protection Act" cleared a key committee.
Earlier this month, Lawson brought out the bill which: protects small businesses from harassment by third-party debt collectors" and "extends protections under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to small businesses with loans or obligations that are less than $5 million so that debt collectors have guardrails on what they can do to collect th…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Congressman Al Lawson is putting his efforts behind a bill that would lower the cost of prescription medicine.
He spoke at the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans meeting on Friday about why he is supporting the bill.
Lawson says there seems to be a push going on right now to completely undo things under the Affordable Care Act, but there are some positives to the Act, such as help for senior citizens.
He says with this new bill, being on multiple medications won't brea…
For the third time in one week, a House Republican has stopped the passage of the $19.1 billion Disaster Assistance package that would have finally brought long overdue relief to thousands of families across North Florida who are still recovering from Hurricane Michael.
In successive days, Rep. Chip Roy, R-TX, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky, and Rep. John Rose, R-TN, each stood up to single handedly block a carefully negotiated package of assistance that had been agreed upon by the leadership of th… Continue Reading
The Farm Bill is about more than just growing crops - it is about ensuring all Americans have access to safe and nutritious food, health and securing a better way of life. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I have worked hard with my colleagues to prepare a bill that ensures our nation’s farmers and families have the resources they need to live the American Dream.
Unfortunately, this Farm Bill does not do that. The bill introduced by House Republicans proposes to cut billion… Continue Reading
Many of our nation’s seniors live on fixed incomes and struggle to afford everyday expenses. Sadly, a large number of these individuals are also disabled. There are several existing programs that support the most vulnerable among us, but the number of agencies, applications, reporting requirements and additional obstacles they must tackle to access these funds make it unnecessarily difficult for them to receive the benefits they desperately need and deserve.
I recently introduced H.R. … Continue Reading