JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) and the U.S. Postal Service will hold a dedication ceremony on Friday, July 20 to rename the Kings Road Post Office in honor of civil rights activist Rutledge Pearson. Rep. Lawson filed the bill to rename the post office (H.R. 3638) on August 1, 2017.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson is proud to announce the appointment of three Jacksonville-area students into the United States Air Force Academy. Darius Alexander Jansen, Amari Jaquay and Reginald Stark Maffett III will continue their education at the prestigious military academy in Colorado. All three students received a nomination from Rep. Lawson.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) today released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s family separation policy:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined all 12 members of Florida’s Democratic congressional delegation in calling on the state of Florida to immediately withdraw from a Texas-led lawsuit aimed at dismantling the nation’s health care law and undoing critical protections for those with pre-existing conditions. In a letter sent to Florida Gov.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress approved legislation late Thursday to rename the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center located at 2181 Orange Avenue in Tallahassee, Florida in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. Ernest “Boots” Thomas.
WASHINGTON DC — This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Al Lawson’s James Weldon Johnson Historical Preservation Act, which designates the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson a national landmark. Johnson, who grew up in Jacksonville’s LaVilla neighborhood, was an educator, activist and the songwriter of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing."
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement about the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act after the House voted to pass the legislation 258-159:
WASHINGTON D.C. – Christian Cochran will serve as the Wounded Warrior fellow for Rep. Al Lawson’s district office in Jacksonville. Cochran, who served in the United States Army Reserve, will assist with casework and provide support for the district’s veterans, active service members and their families.
JACKSONVILLE – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 29, at Florida State College at Jacksonville, to update citizens on his work in Congress. The meeting will also give constituents an opportunity to share their opinions and have the Congressman answer questions about federal issues. Rep.
WASHINGTON DC – Small businesses are the cornerstone to every community. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two pieces of legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) that will level the playing field for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
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Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson said he was shocked to learn 70 percent of recent college graduates in Nashville remain in the area after graduation.
Part of that is Nashville’s success in branding itself as “Music City,” but that is coupled with economic development that spurs job creation and opportunities for young people.
Six months after he went to Washington touting changes to Obamacare, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson was back in Jacksonville Thursday. Still waiting for change.
“I don’t care whose name is on it,” the freshman Democrat said of the law guiding national health care.
The latest news coming out of the Senate about the health care debate is very troubling. Keeping negotiations behind closed doors and blocking news reporters from reporting on progress is unacceptable.
It was my hope that Senate Republicans would rectify the shortsighted version of health care their House colleagues sent over.
Democratic lawmakers are suing President Donald Trump over foreign money flowing into his global business empire.
Almost 200 senators and representatives are plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging Trump is violating the so-called emoluments clause of the Constitution. It’s being filed early Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the lawmakers said.
The news coming out of the Senate about the latest in the health care debate is troubling. Keeping negotiations behind closed doors and blocking news reporters from reporting on progress is unacceptable.
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, on Tuesday added seven new co-sponsors of legislation she introduced May 17 to extend the federal Perkins Loan college financial aid program for two years, continuing a boom of 33 new co-sponsors in eight days, according to the Library of Congress government information website.
New co-sponsors on Tuesday are as follows:
Unlike the hostile receptions that some members of Congress have been receiving when they return to their home their home districts, District 5 U.S. Representative Al Lawson’s visit here last week was a friendly and civil affair.
WASHINGTON - It’s not just President Donald Trump trying to cut back on food stamps.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - President Donald Trump's plan to to shift responsibility for the air traffic control system from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests has received mixed reaction from locals in aviation.
Trumps wants to cut SNAP, research money and aid to rural communities
Congressman Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, went to Monticello Thursday to rally the countryside against President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. As outlined by U.S. Department of Agriculture officials, Trump wants to cut spending for farmers and aid to rural communities by more than 20 percent.