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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement after Republicans forced a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the American Health Care Act:

May 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) released the following statement after Congress voted to fund the government through September:

“Despite President Trump’s desire to play political games with our government, cooler heads have prevailed and we have passed legislation that will ensure our federal government is fully funded through the end of September.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) released the following statement regarding President Trump's comment advocating a government shutdown in September:

April 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, 10 Congressional Democrats in the Florida delegation sent a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott to implore him to oppose two bills before the Florida legislature that would eliminate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for an estimated 220,000 Floridians.

April 17, 2017 Press Release

Tallahassee, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) will be in Tallahassee, Fla., April 18-22 to host two town hall meetings, meet with organizations and business leaders, and participate in the Madison County 36th Annual Down Home Days Festival and Parade.

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.

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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 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.

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March 10, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Governor Rick Scott is in Washington D.C., doing bidding for health care reform for Floridians. Scott is meeting with lawmakers as they mull over the House GOP Leadership’s repeal and replace plan. The governor says he is glad the process has started.

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March 10, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - Newly elected North Florida U.S. Rep. Al Lawson on Thursday sent a letter to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, requesting help for public housing in Florida's 5th Congressional District.

March 9, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - Newly elected North Florida U.S. Rep. Al Lawson on Thursday sent a letter to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, requesting help for public housing in Florida's 5th Congressional District.

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March 8, 2017 In The News

As Republicans offer legislation to repeal and replace the healthcare law championed by former President Barack Obama, the Florida delegation is starting to weigh in on the proposal.

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March 6, 2017 In The News

Almost half of the Florida congressional delegation is backing U.S. Rep. Darren Soto’s, D-Fla., proposal to help the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies at the state and local levels. 

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February 25, 2017 In The News

The Black Television News Channel is scheduled to be launched next February in its home inside the Florida A&M University School of Journalism & Graphic Communication.

February 21, 2017 In The News

Despite taking a seat in Congress for the first time last month, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., will be leading Democrats on a U.S. House subcommittee. 

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February 21, 2017 In The News

A Jacksonville public housing complex that's been under scrutiny for deplorable living conditions is now under new management.

Action News Jax first told you about Eureka Gardens in 2015 when it was cited by the city and inspected by the federal government, which led to visits from Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio.

February 20, 2017 In The News

The House Agriculture Committee Feb. 1 met to formally organize and adopt the committee’s rules for the 115th Congress.

 

February 15, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - Florida's congressional delegation, which stretches from the far left to the far right, has successfully joined together to fight oil drilling efforts. Now the lawmakers are seeking common cause on a broader array of water quality issues facing the state.

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