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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Press Releases

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.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) released the following statement regarding President Trump's comment advocating a government shutdown in September:

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:

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