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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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August 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) introduced the Student Opportunity Act to provide economic relief for those who have student loans.

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July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Al Lawson (FL-05) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed S.

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July 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) introduced the Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act to give a boost to veterans who invest in their communities through entrepreneurship. 

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July 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, July 13, U.S. Reps. Al Lawson and John Rutherford are hosting a Veterans Mental Health Briefing at 2 pm in Cannon 421. Presenting at the briefing will be the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as a panel of speakers:

Dr. Joe Thornton - Associate Chief of Staff for the Mental Health Service Line at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

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June 22, 2017 Press Release

“Just like the House bill, the Senate health care bill is heartless and reckless. This is what we get when we have a 13-member group, made up only of male Senate Republicans, develop a plan in secret. We should be making it easier for more hardworking Americans to access affordable health care, not be giving tax breaks to the wealthy.

June 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today in the House Small Business Committee, members passed several bills, including U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s bill, H.R. 2702, the Small Business Innovation Research Program Commercialization Assistance Act.

June 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON-- U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) has introduced legislation that would extend the life of Social Security by 15 years to 2049.

“Social Security plays a critical role in our economy as it provides for over two-thirds of our nation’s retirees, and provides financial security to millions of disabled workers and their children,” said Rep. Lawson.

May 29, 2017 Press Release

“As we mark this Memorial Day, we pause to honor the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of our brave men and women in uniform. We honor them by sharing and remembering their legacies.

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May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today nine Florida Democrats sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott outlining their concern over President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to SNAP benefits in his budget that was released on Tuesday.

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May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released an updated report on the consequences of the House-passed Trumpcare legislation:

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In The News

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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February 15, 2017 In The News

On Monday, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s, R-Fla., proposal to increase access for congressional staffers to have access to help clear the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) backlog on a voice vote. 

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January 3, 2017 In The News
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