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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Press Releases

March 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – News reports out of Jacksonville, Fla., have indicated that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Real Estate Assessment Center notified the City of Jacksonville earlier today that the Eureka Gardens public housing complex failed a recent inspection. U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) released the following statement:

March 21, 2017 Press Release
50 U.S. Representatives Send letter to President Trump requesting exemption

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Al Lawson (FL-5) and Darren Soto (FL-9) sent a letter to President Donald J.

March 16, 2017 Press Release

“President Trump’s budget calls for extreme cuts to vital funding for job training, clean energy, medical research, and public education. It is a short-sighted plan that seeks to give tax breaks to the wealthiest while taking away lifelines for those who need it most.

March 9, 2017 Press Release
During the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Hearing

Thank you, Chairman Diaz-Balart and Ranking Member Price for the opportunity to testify before the subcommittee.  I’m Congressman Al Lawson and I represent Florida’s 5th District, which includes Jacksonville, Florida.

There are a number of critical programs that I would like to discuss given their importance to my district.

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March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) made the following statement in recognition of International Women's Day and A Day Without A Woman:

"Today in honor of International Women’s Day we take time to pay tribute to the incredible contributions women have made to our global communities.

March 7, 2017 Press Release
Lawmakers Highlight Bill’s Disruptive Effects for Entrepreneurs

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), the top Democrat on the House Small Business Committee, today led Democratic Members of the Committee in calling for Republicans to delay legislative action on the recently released Republican legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

March 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) released the following statement on the House Republicans health care proposal:

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February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Tonight, U.S. President Donald J. Trump spoke to Congressional leaders in his first join session of Congress. U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) attended the address and released the following statement:

February 15, 2017 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Jacksonville City Council voted to amend the city’s human rights ordinances to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination. U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, FL-5, released the following statement:

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