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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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July 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) responded to the latest efforts to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions as well as every last benefit and protection provided by the Affordable Care Act.  Rep. Lawson highlighted the devastating impact that the Texas v. U.S.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) participated in the 8th Annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day" on Capitol Hill. He was joined Mercedes Parson, a West Palm Beach native who spent much of her life in-and-out of the foster care system.

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June 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement after the House passed legislation to provide disaster relief to communities throughout the United States:

May 30, 2019 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) announced Rickards High School senior Malachi Richards as the grand prize winner of Florida’s Fifth Congressional District Art Competition. Richards’ winning artwork, “Me and My Mask,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol along with first-place winners from congressional districts across the country.

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May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05), Alma Adams (NC-12) and Val Demings (FL-10) sent a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development Inspector General Rae Oliver Davis to express concerns regarding the physical inspection process for HUD-assisted housing.

May 29, 2019 Editorial

For the third time in one week, a House Republican has stopped the passage of the $19.1 billion Disaster Assistance package that would have finally brought long overdue relief to thousands of families across North Florida who are still recovering from Hurricane Michael.

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May 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement after one House Republican objected to pass the bipartisan $19.1 billion disaster supplemental appropriations bill:  

May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s (FL-05) amendment to H.R. 1500, the Consumers First Act. The amendment would require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to provide Congress with regular monthly updates reporting of the number of investigations opened and closed with respect to fair lending violations.

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House of Representatives passed H.R. 2326, the Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act, which improves resources for members of the Armed Forces to transition from warfighter to civilian. Included in this package is Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) and Rep.

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May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) voted in favor of H.R. 5, the Equality Act – a bill that extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, housing, public accommodations and other areas of life. The bill passed the House 236-173.

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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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