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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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April 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — Today, Rep. Al Lawson (Fl-05) voted to pass H.Res. 271, a resolution condemning the Trump Administration’s participation in the Texas v. U.S. health care lawsuit seeking to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, and calling on the Department of Justice to reverse its position in the case.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined fellow Members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 to protect the nation’s Dreamers, as well as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, allowing them to contribute fully to Florida’s communities and the nation while providing a pathway to citizenship.

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March 11, 2019 Press Release

Tallahassee, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that North Florida Christian School senior EC Presnell received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in West Point, NY. Presnell was one of Rep. Lawson’s nominees for the military academy.

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March 11, 2019 Press Release

 WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) introduced H.Res.213, designating March 10- March 16, 2019 as National Women Veterans Recognition Week. This week-long observance celebrates the achievements of our female veterans and raises awareness to the unique challenges they face.

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March 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. This annual art contest, held by members of the U.S. House of Representatives, highlights the creative talents of students in each of the congressional districts.

March 5, 2019 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that Episicol School of Jacksonville senior Kiefer M. Washburn received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in West Point, NY. Washburn was one of Rep. Lawson’s nominees for the military academy.

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March 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) reintroduced legislation to ensure a fair and free market for the pricing of legislation. The Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act (H.R.

March 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) today announced Environmental Protection Agency funding for the Fairfax Street Wood Treaters Superfund Site in Jacksonville. The grant will help to clean up the 12.5-acre site in a predominantly residential area by removing contaminated debris beginning this month. The project will last for six months.

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February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) voted to pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), which requires background checks on the sale or transfer of all guns.   

February 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined his colleagues in the House in passing H.J. Res. 46, a bipartisan resolution to terminate the emergency declaration to construct a border wall issued by President Trump. The congressman was an original cosponsor of the legislation, which will now go to the Senate.

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August 2, 2018 In The News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A high-profile Jacksonville Superfund site will soon be $25,000 closer to cleanup after U.S. Rep. Al Lawson helped secure an Env

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July 31, 2018 In The News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson and U.S. Postal Service officials on Friday hosted a dedication ceremony to mark the renaming of the Kings Road post office in honor of civil rights activist Rutledge Pearson.

Lawson filed the bill to rename the post office on Aug. 1, 2017. The bill passed Congress earlier this year and became law on March 28, 2018.

June 19, 2018 In The News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leaders in Tallahassee are speaking out in reaction to the Trump administration's immigration policy.

The Progressive Leadership council of North Florida says, they're demanding response from the state's congressional delegation on cruelty to immigrant children and their parents.

June 9, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCTV) -- Late Thursday, the United States Congress approved legislation to rename the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center in Tallahassee in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. Enrest "Boots" Thomas.

The center is located at 2181 Orange Avenue.

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June 8, 2018 In The News

 Late Thursday, the United States Congress approved legislation to rename the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center in Tallahassee in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. Enrest "Boots" Thomas. The center is located at 2181 Orange Avenue.

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May 20, 2018 In The News

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

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April 20, 2018 In The News
The Farm Bill is about more than just growing crops – it is about ensuring all Americans have access to safe and nutritious food, health and securing a better way of life. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I have worked hard with my colleagues to prepare a bill that ensures our nation’s farmers and families have the resources they need to live the American Dream.
April 10, 2018 In The News
Many of our nation’s seniors live on fixed incomes and struggle to afford everyday expenses.  Sadly, a large number of these individuals are also disabled.  There are several existing programs that support the most vulnerable among us, but the number of agencies, applications, reporting requirements and additional obstacles they must tackle to access these funds make it unnecessarily difficul
March 25, 2018 In The News
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson hosted his Farmers Roundtable to address issues affecting the nation’s agricultural industry and rural communities on March 24. 
 
February 17, 2018 In The News

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. 

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