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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida


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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:

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

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

March 21, 2017 Editorial

The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is an exercise in smoke and mirrors.

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

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.

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

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).