JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement regarding last night shooting at a Raines High School Football game, which left one person dead and two others injured:
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.
WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) helped to secure a new $6.9 million federal grant for Lake City, Fla.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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From his perch on the U.S. House Small Business Committee, freshman U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., helped advance two bills which help small business
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., is calling on the federal government to make the birthplace of civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville a national landmark.
Three Florida Democrats joined Republicans to approve the spending plan that ends the government shutdown: Reps. Charlie Crist, Al Lawson and Stephanie Murphy.
Every Florida Republican except Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voted for the deal. She was one of only six GOP no votes.
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, paired up this week with an Illinois Republican on a proposal to help more veterans transition into farming and ranching.
Lawson and U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., who sits on both the House Agriculture and Veterans Affairs Committees, introduced the “Veterans Agricultural Apprenticeship Act” on Thursday.
Democratic U.S. Reps. Al Lawson and Darren Soto are urging Florida Gov. Rick Scott to extend a time-limit extension he imposed following Hurricane Irma so that food stamp recipients can continue to receive benefits without risking their 90-day deadline.
Jacksonville’s two new congressmen have joined a project to foster civil discourse.
Both Rep. John Rutherford, Republican, and Rep. Al Lawson, Democrat, signed a “Commitment to Civility” proposed by the National Institute for Civil Discourse. In fact, nine of Florida’s 11 freshmen members signed it.