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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Press Releases

June 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today in the House Small Business Committee, members passed several bills, including U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s bill, H.R. 2702, the Small Business Innovation Research Program Commercialization Assistance Act.

June 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON-- U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) has introduced legislation that would extend the life of Social Security by 15 years to 2049.

“Social Security plays a critical role in our economy as it provides for over two-thirds of our nation’s retirees, and provides financial security to millions of disabled workers and their children,” said Rep. Lawson.

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.

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.

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.”