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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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August 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. This annual district-wide competition, hosted by members of Congress, is a public effort to encourage students to learn how to code.

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August 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) helped to secure a new $6.9 million federal grant for Lake City, Fla.

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August 13, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson has helped secure a $40,000 USDA grant  to support rural development in Havana, Fla. The funds will help the Coastal Forest Resources Company install energy-efficient LED lighting in its plant. 
 
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August 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) recently helped to secure $137,400 in federal funding for Madison, Fla. The United States Department of Agriculture will award $54,900 to the City of Madison Fire Department to purchase new emergency response equipment and $82,500 to the Madison County Memorial Hospital.

August 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement asking for the repeal of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law:

August 7, 2018 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) to rename the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center in Tallahassee in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. Ernest “Boots” Thomas. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Lawson and Sen. Nelson, was signed into law in June.

August 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson recently helped to secure a $25,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant for the Fairfax Environmental Committee for Justice, Inc. The funds will help the organization address contamination at the Fairfax Street Wood Treaters Superfund Sitein Jacksonville.

July 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s Small Business Innovation Research Commercialization Assistance Act of 2017 (H.R. 2702) was passed into law under the National Defense Reauthorization Act of 2018. This legislation helps startups and small businesses bring their products from commercialization into the marketplace by providing much needed resources and assistance.

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July 24, 2018 Press Release
Legislation Containing Rep. Lawson’s Veterans Armed for Success Act

This week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5649, the Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act, which makes many improvements to the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) that helps members of the Armed Forces transition back to civilian life. Included in this package is Rep.

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July 20, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson and U.S. Postal officials today hosted a dedication ceremony to mark the renaming of the Kings Road Post Office in honor of civil rights activist Rutledge Pearson. Rep. Lawson filed the bill to rename the post office (H.R. 3638) on August 1, 2017. The bill passed Congress earlier this year and became law on March 28, 2018.

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