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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Press Releases

February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) voted to pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), which requires background checks on the sale or transfer of all guns.   

February 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined his colleagues in the House in passing H.J. Res. 46, a bipartisan resolution to terminate the emergency declaration to construct a border wall issued by President Trump. The congressman was an original cosponsor of the legislation, which will now go to the Senate.

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February 13, 2019 Press Release
This was the first Committee hearing of the 116th Congress

Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) addressed homelessness during the Financial Services Committee hearing: “Homeless in America: Examining the Crisis and Solutions to End Homelessness.” The hearing served as an opportunity to raise awareness to the issue and put forth proactive solutions to address this important topic.

February 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C- Today, U.S Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) joined House Democrats in passing a War Powers Resolution on Yemen (H.J.Res. 37), which calls for the removal of U.S. troops from Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. The resolution calls for their removal within 30 days after becoming law.

February 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Tomorrow, U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) will attend the State of the Union in Washington DC. President Donald Trump will deliver the 2019 State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Rep Lawson said he hopes President Trump addresses financial security for the nation’s most vulnerable, disaster relief and a path to a stronger, more united nation.

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January 30, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Introduced on the 10th Anniversary of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined other House Democrats in cosponsoring H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. The legislation is intended to help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs. Today, women make just 80 cents for every dollar made by a man for equal work. 
 
January 30, 2019 Press Release
Bill Provides 2.6 Percent Pay Increase for Civilian Employees

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) voted to pass the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act. This bill would provide a 2.6 percent pay increase for federal civilian employees, bringing the 2019 pay increase for civilian employees in line with the raise given to members of the military.

January 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to temporarily reopen the federal government after 35 days:

January 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – 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.

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) has been appointed to serve on the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee in the 116th Congress.

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