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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Press Releases

May 29, 2017 Press Release

“As we mark this Memorial Day, we pause to honor the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of our brave men and women in uniform. We honor them by sharing and remembering their legacies.

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May 25, 2017 Press Release
President Trump’s budget proposes shifting cost of SNAP benefits to states

WASHINGTON - Today nine Florida Democrats sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott outlining their concern over President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to SNAP benefits in his budget that was released on Tuesday.

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May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released an updated report on the consequences of the House-passed Trumpcare legislation:

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald Trump’s administration shared his budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) released the following statement:

May 19, 2017 Press Release
The Entrepreneurial Education Act would help emerging leaders get the training they need to expand operations and create jobs in underserved communities

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) introduced his first bill in the 115th Congress. The Entrepreneurial Education Act aims to help train emerging leaders who are running businesses in economically disadvantaged communities.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) released the following statement:

May 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today the new Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, testified before the House Agriculture Committee about the state of the rural economy. During the hearing, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) asked the Secretary about how he plans to look out for the interests of North Florida, including nutrition benefits, food deserts, HBCUs, and incentive programs encouraging healthy eating. 

May 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL-05), released the following statement on the jury’s decision regarding former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown:

 " My thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Brown, her family, and all those affected.  I believe Jacksonville is a better place, because of her three decades of public service.”

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement after Republicans forced a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the American Health Care Act:

May 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) released the following statement after Congress voted to fund the government through September:

“Despite President Trump’s desire to play political games with our government, cooler heads have prevailed and we have passed legislation that will ensure our federal government is fully funded through the end of September.

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