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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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April 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released a statement regarding the redacted version of Special Counsel Mueller’s report:

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April 9, 2019 Press Release

MADISON, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) helped to secure a National Science Foundation (NSF) $1.9 million grant in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources for research and development efforts for North Florida Community College.

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April 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — Today, Rep.

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April 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) hosted a panel discussion and movie screening of the sports documentary, Student Athlete, on Capitol Hill last night. The conversation tackled the plight of unpaid student-athletes in a multi-billion dollar athletic enterprise.

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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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In The News

January 10, 2018 In The News

Three Florida Democrats joined Republicans to approve the spending plan that ends the government shutdown: Reps. Charlie Crist, Al Lawson and Stephanie Murphy.

Every Florida Republican except Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voted for the deal. She was one of only six GOP no votes.

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November 30, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, paired up this week with an Illinois Republican on a proposal to help more veterans transition into farming and ranching.

Lawson and U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., who sits on both the House Agriculture and Veterans Affairs Committees, introduced the “Veterans Agricultural Apprenticeship Act” on Thursday. 

October 26, 2017 In The News

Democratic U.S. Reps. Al Lawson and Darren Soto are urging Florida Gov. Rick Scott to extend a time-limit extension he imposed following Hurricane Irma so that food stamp recipients can continue to receive benefits without risking their 90-day deadline.

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October 8, 2017 In The News

Jacksonville’s two new congressmen have joined a project to foster civil discourse.

Both Rep. John Rutherford, Republican, and Rep. Al Lawson, Democrat, signed a “Commitment to Civility” proposed by the National Institute for Civil Discourse. In fact, nine of Florida’s 11 freshmen members signed it.

September 29, 2017 In The News

North Florida Congressman Al Lawson is launching his Let’s Feed America campaign, which aims to reduce hunger by expanding eligibility and making it easier for those in need to receive access to food. Lawson says 1 out of 4 people in the fifth congressional district have been on the SNAP Program or food stamps this year.

September 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson is seeking changes to federal food-aid programs to help people affected by Hurricane Irma.

Lawson, D-Fla., asked Gov. Rick Scott this week to petition the U.S. Department of Agriculture for policy waivers similar to requests that Texas and Louisiana made after Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina.

September 19, 2017 In The News

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25, and by the time it drifted through the region, it would break the record for rainfall of any other storm in the history of the continental United States. The devastation to the area is saddening; the cost to human life, infrastructure, and economic productivity is expected to exceed that of Sandy and Andrew.

July 24, 2017 In The News

Towards the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., who is a member of the Military-Veterans Caucus, is leading congressional Democrats on a bill to help veterans start up small businesses.

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July 21, 2017 In The News

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson introduced a new bill: the “Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act,” which would “establish a small business start-up tax credit for veterans creating businesses in underserved communities,” per a press release from his office.

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