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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Rep. Lawson Votes to Re-Open the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development

January 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bills to re-open these two essential government agencies and rescue Florida’s families who are at imminent risk of being evicted while ensuring air travel and highway transportation are safe for all Americans. 

“Throughout Florida and across the country, the government shutdown is threatening the housing security of more than four million households that depend on HUD’s rental assistance initiatives,” Rep. Lawson said. “Among those at risk of eviction are an estimated 2.2 million low income households, including hundreds of thousands of veterans, seniors and persons with disabilities.”

Democrats are acting quickly to re-open government and fulfill their responsibility to the American people. By passing today’s legislation, Rep. Lawson is ensuring that hard-working Floridians can travel and conduct their business safely and securely, knowing that the roads they drive on and the aircrafts they fly in are being inspected and maintained.