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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Press Releases

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.

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.

Below is info about the town halls:

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:

March 21, 2017 Press Release
50 U.S. Representatives Send letter to President Trump requesting exemption

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

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.

March 9, 2017 Press Release
During the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Hearing

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.

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.