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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida


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August 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson recently helped to secure a $25,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant for the Fairfax Environmental Committee for Justice, Inc. The funds will help the organization address contamination at the Fairfax Street Wood Treaters Superfund Sitein Jacksonville.

July 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s Small Business Innovation Research Commercialization Assistance Act of 2017 (H.R. 2702) was passed into law under the National Defense Reauthorization Act of 2018. This legislation helps startups and small businesses bring their products from commercialization into the marketplace by providing much needed resources and assistance.

July 24, 2018 Press Release

This week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5649, the Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act, which makes many improvements to the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) that helps members of the Armed Forces transition back to civilian life. Included in this package is Rep.

July 20, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson and U.S. Postal officials today hosted a dedication ceremony to mark the renaming of 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. The bill passed Congress earlier this year and became law on March 28, 2018.

July 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement regarding his vote on H.Res. 990:

July 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement after President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin:

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) joined Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) in writing a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen asking for the department’s plan to return children to their parents. The letter, signed by 122 Democrats, demands answers to several questions, including:

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson issued the following statement after President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Anthony Kennedy:

July 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) has introduced H.R. 6285, the VETS Act, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veteran’s hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. The legislation would provide vital care and resources to the North Florida veteran community.

June 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement regarding the murders of transgender women in the Jacksonville area:


In The News

June 18, 2017 In The News

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.

June 14, 2017 In The News

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:

June 7, 2017 In The News

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.

June 6, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - It’s not just President Donald Trump trying to cut back on food stamps.

June 5, 2017 In The News

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.

June 1, 2017 In The News

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.

May 26, 2017 In The News

Lawson introduces first bill aimed to help small business leaders

The Entrepreneurial Education Act would help emerging leaders get the training they need to expand operations and create jobs in underserved communities

May 25, 2017 In The News

Army Corps of Engineers awards $17.5 million for Port deepening

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - New funding for the deepening of the St Johns River was approved on Wednesday.

The Army Corps of Engineers awarded $17.5 million for the Jacksonville Port deepening project in its fiscal year 2017 work program.

May 23, 2017 In The News

President Trump's budget proposal brought negative reviews from Florida Democrats and little reaction from Republicans, a telling sign of overall lack of enthusiasm.

May 23, 2017 In The News

3.1 million Floridians get food assistance, DCF says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts.