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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

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March 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) reintroduced legislation to ensure a fair and free market for the pricing of legislation. The Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act (H.R.

March 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) today announced Environmental Protection Agency funding for the Fairfax Street Wood Treaters Superfund Site in Jacksonville. The grant will help to clean up the 12.5-acre site in a predominantly residential area by removing contaminated debris beginning this month. The project will last for six months.

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February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) voted to pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), which requires background checks on the sale or transfer of all guns.   

February 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined his colleagues in the House in passing H.J. Res. 46, a bipartisan resolution to terminate the emergency declaration to construct a border wall issued by President Trump. The congressman was an original cosponsor of the legislation, which will now go to the Senate.

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February 13, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) addressed homelessness during the Financial Services Committee hearing: “Homeless in America: Examining the Crisis and Solutions to End Homelessness.” The hearing served as an opportunity to raise awareness to the issue and put forth proactive solutions to address this important topic.

February 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C- Today, U.S Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) joined House Democrats in passing a War Powers Resolution on Yemen (H.J.Res. 37), which calls for the removal of U.S. troops from Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. The resolution calls for their removal within 30 days after becoming law.

February 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Tomorrow, U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) will attend the State of the Union in Washington DC. President Donald Trump will deliver the 2019 State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Rep Lawson said he hopes President Trump addresses financial security for the nation’s most vulnerable, disaster relief and a path to a stronger, more united nation.

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January 30, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) joined other House Democrats in cosponsoring H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. The legislation is intended to help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs. Today, women make just 80 cents for every dollar made by a man for equal work. 
 
January 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) voted to pass the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act. This bill would provide a 2.6 percent pay increase for federal civilian employees, bringing the 2019 pay increase for civilian employees in line with the raise given to members of the military.

January 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to temporarily reopen the federal government after 35 days:

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July 21, 2017 In The News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Students at Florida State University are discussing ways to keep young professionals in the Capital City.

Florida State University Master of Applied American Politics and Policy students held the Roundtable at City Hall. Participants discussed current and future strategies.

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July 21, 2017 In The News

Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson said he was shocked to learn 70 percent of recent college graduates in Nashville remain in the area after graduation.

Part of that is Nashville’s success in branding itself as “Music City,” but that is coupled with economic development that spurs job creation and opportunities for young people.

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July 6, 2017 In The News

Six months after he went to Washington touting changes to Obamacare, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson was back in Jacksonville Thursday. Still waiting for change.

“I don’t care whose name is on it,” the freshman Democrat said of the law guiding national health care.

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June 22, 2017 In The News

The latest news coming out of the Senate about the health care debate is very troubling. Keeping negotiations behind closed doors and blocking news reporters from reporting on progress is unacceptable.

It was my hope that Senate Republicans would rectify the shortsighted version of health care their House colleagues sent over.

June 20, 2017 In The News

Democratic lawmakers are suing President Donald Trump over foreign money flowing into his global business empire.

Almost 200 senators and representatives are plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging Trump is violating the so-called emoluments clause of the Constitution. It’s being filed early Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the lawmakers said.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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