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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Press Releases

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.

October 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Al Lawson and Darren Soto, members of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, sent a letter to Gov.

October 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) introduced the “College Student Hunger Act of 2017” that would provide SNAP benefits to the neediest of college students.

October 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) and U.S. Rep. John Rutherford (FL-04) sent a joint letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in support of the company’s new metropolitan-centered headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida
October 26, 2017 Press Release
Washington, DC - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) released the following statement on the death of former State Senator Arnett E. Girardeau:
September 29, 2017 Press Release
TALLAHASSEE – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5), today, launch his Let’s Feed America Campaign to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Food Stamp Act, the landmark law that established the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
September 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the SNAP Standard Medical Expense Deduction Act of 2017, which will offer seniors a standard deduction for medical expenses when applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

September 21, 2017 Press Release

Tallahassee, FL  –  Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL), today, announced a new $1 million federal  grant award from the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to the City of Tallahassee/StarMetro to purchase 15 new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses.

September 21, 2017 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Reps. Al Lawson (D-FL) and John Rutherford (R-FL) announced a new $1 million grant to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)  from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to purchase new Low or No (Low-No) emission buses.

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